CMA CGM Group announced the delivery, in South Korea, of the CMA CGM Andromeda (11,400 TEU), the world’s first containership to be equipped with the state-of-the-art ‘Fast Oil Recovery System’ designed to prevent marine pollution.

Thanks to the interplay of judiciously placed pipes, this system allows, if need be, a fast recovery of the oils contained in the tanks without having to open a hole in the vessel’s hull.

Initially designed for oil tankers, this device was adapted to containerships thanks to the joint efforts of CMA CGM’s New Buildings Department and the French company JLMD Ecologic Group.


In addition to the Fast Oil recovery System, CMA CGM Andromeda will also feature a number of new environmental technologies, namely:

  • An electronically controlled engine, optimizing fuel and lubricants consumption, which are respectively reduced by three and 25%
  • An optimized hull design and a Twisted Leading Edge Rudder improving the vessel’s hydrodynamic qualities
  • A last generation multi-chamber compactor for extensive waste recycling on board
  • Pre-equipment allowing the use of alternative maritime power while at berth

These eco-actions convey CMA CGM’s commitment to sustainable development, which the Group will reaffirm on the occasion of the French Week for Sustainable Development, from April 1st to 7th, through a wide awareness campaign directed to its collaborators in Marseilles.