CMA CGM Group has assigned one of its latest fleet additions, the 10,622 TEU 95,793gt/2014 built CMA CGM Tigris, to the Port of Santos in Brazil. This makes CMA CGM the first carrier to introduce a vessel of such a capacity in Brazil and the ship made her first call on the SEAS2 service on 6th February. The line has 13 ports of call connecting Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa within 90 days. The CMA CGM Tigris was delivered on 23rd December 2014 in China. The 9,365 TEU CMA CGM Loire and 10,622 TEU CMA CGM Ural, the fifth and sixth in a newbuild series of twenty-eight vessels of 9,400-10,900 TEU capacity, were delivered in February. The Danube, Elbe, Litani and Tigris were the first in this series, all named after famous rivers of the world. Sailing under the Malta flag and chartered vessels, the Loire and Ural were built in the Chinese shipyards Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., and New Times Shipbuildings, respectively.
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