The shipping line, part of CMA CGM, has received from the Chinese Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Containerships Polar, its second in a series of four 1,380 TEUs-big (incl. 360 reefer plugs) gas-run vessels.
The 1A ice class 170 m-long and 27 m-wide container ship has been put on the redesigned BALT 2 service, together with her sister ship Containerships Nord. The loop covers the ports of Teesport, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Riga, and Gdynia.
Containerships Polar entered the service on 23 June in Rotterdam, where she also received its first batch of bunker. She was filled with of approx. 200mt of liquefied natural gas.
The two remaining container carriers, Containerships Arctic and Containerships Aurora, will be handed over to their owners by end-2019.