Historic Arrival of CMA CGM PALAIS ROYAL at Marseille

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World Largest LNG Boxship CMA CGM Palais Royal 2

Today marks an extraordinary day in Marseille as the vibrant port city warmly received the First-ever visit of the CMA CGM PALAIS ROYAL, a cutting-edge LNG-powered vessel boasting a capacity of 23,000 TEUs. As one of the world’s largest containerships, its arrival stands as a powerful testament to CMA CGM’s unwavering commitment to environmental conservation and the forefront of maritime innovation.

This momentous event unfolded in Marseille, emphasizing the city’s pivotal role in the maritime industry’s transition towards sustainability. The CMA CGM PALAIS ROYAL, with its state-of-the-art LNG propulsion system, exemplifies the company’s dedication to reducing its environmental footprint while advancing the standards of maritime navigation.

Tanya Saadé Zeenny, Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group and President of the CMA CGM Foundation, shared her excitement, saying, “This is historic! You’re not dreaming; today in Marseille, it’s indeed our CMA CGM Palais Royal, a 23,000 TEU LNG-powered vessel you can spot from our headquarters in Marseille. This is an emotional moment for our 2,800 staff members in our head office. The CMA CGM Palais Royal symbolizes our expertise and ambition to decarbonize our shipping activities.”

The CMA CGM Palais Royal not only represents a technological marvel but also embodies the collective dedication of CMA CGM’s Team towards a sustainable and decarbonized future for the shipping industry. Join us in celebrating this historic moment as Marseille continues to play a leading role in shaping the future of maritime transportation.


Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in sea, land, air, and logistics solutions, operates in over 420 ports across 5 continents with a fleet of approximately 623 vessels. In 2022, the Group transported an impressive 21.7 million TEU containers. With subsidiaries like CEVA Logistics and CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the company continually innovates to offer comprehensive and efficient solutions in shipping, inland, air freight, and logistics.

Committed to the energy transition, CMA CGM is a pioneer in alternative fuels and has set a Net Zero-Carbon target for 2050. Beyond business, the company’s CMA CGM Foundation actively supports thousands of children annually, promoting education and equal opportunities. Additionally, in times of humanitarian crises, the Foundation leverages the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to deliver emergency supplies worldwide.

With a presence in 160 countries, the CMA CGM Group operates through a network of over 400 offices and 750 warehouses, employing 155,000 people globally, including nearly 4,000 in Marseille, where its headquarters are situated.

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