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A visit aboard the largest CMA CGM vessel to call on Port of Kingston

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 11:36 AM
The busy Port of Kingston from the observation deck of the Almaviva.
From left: Second Officer Ramhyrr Janeo, Chief Mate LeBerre, C. Leopold Nesbeth, CMA CGM general manager and Captain Guillaume Bonfils on the ship’s bridge.
The CMA CGM Almaviva
In this shot taken from the deck of the Almaviva, the CMA CGM team waiting portside, is dwarfed by its massive size.
The CMA CGM Kingston team and the Almaviva’s crew: Front row, from left: Maxine Hutchinson (human resources and administration manager), Trecia Thompson (transshipment coordinator), Sandra Thompson (logistics coordinator), Charmaine Creary (customer service representative), Christine Charlton-Laing ( IT and training manager) and C. Leopold Nesbeth, general manager. Second row, from left: Chief Mate LeBerre, Carolyn ‘Trudy’ Bell (deputy general manager), Brian Griffiths (financial controller), Joan Cole (sales and marketing manager), Captain Guillame Bonfils and Conrad Whittick (operations manager).

The CMA CGM Almaviva, a container ship operated by the CMA CGM group made its inaugural visit to the Kingston Container Terminal on August 20, 2015, as part of its mission to load empty containers destined to be transported from Kingston to China

The massive vessel has a capacity of 8469 TEUs or 20-foot equivalent (container) units. Built in 2010, the ship measures 334.03 metres in length and 42.8 metres in breadth and can travel at speed up to 25 knots.

While in dock, staff from CMA CGM Jamaica Limited were given a tour of the vessel's operating systems. The vast size and height of the CMA CGM Almaviva, allowed a unique and panoramic view of the port.