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On a Freighter Even the Routine is Extraordinary
And the Destinations are Some of the Most Exotic in the World

via the Suez Canal

Sailing approx every three months: London (Gateway port), England (Day 1); Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2); Hamburg, Germany (Day 5); Le Havre, France (7); Fos sur Mer, France (13); Genoa, Italy (14); Damietta, Egypt (18); transit the Suez Canal (20); Pointe de Galets, Réunion (30); Fremantle (40), Melbourne (45), Sydney (48) and Adelaide, Australia (52); Singapore (63); Chennai, India (68); Colombo, Sri Lanka (71); Cochin, India (73); transit the Suez Canal (82); Damietta, 2nd call (83); Piraeus, Greece (86); Malta (88); Algeciras, Spain (92); London (97).

The Buxcliff
(ex CMA CGM Verlaine)

Passengers: 5
Deadweight: 79,000 Tons
Containers: 6,446 TEU
Length: 300 met.
Speed: 25 knots
Built: 2001
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners: NSB, German

Two double bed suites (bed size 2.05 x 1.80 m), located on the Captain's (F) deck and facing forward, each having a total area of 30 sq. m. consisting of a bedroom, separate sitting room and private facilities with shower. - (Euro) €120 - €140 per person, per day.

A single cabin, located on the E deck and forward facing, consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.05 x 1.25 m) with a sitting area and private facilities with shower, having a total area of approx. 18 sqm - €140 per day.

Eco-friendly Containerships

New series of 15,000 TEU each is on order

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Low Sulphur Regulation requires all shipping companies to reduce the Sulphur emissions by 85%, and thereby reduce the environmental impact and significantly improve air quality. Accordingly, French line CMA CGM has recently signed two agreements with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), in the presence of French president Emmanuel Macron and Chinese president Xi Jinping last month in Paris.

One agreement is for the order of 10 new 15,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) containerships at CSSC, to be deployed in the Asia-Mediterranean trade route.

Five ships will be fitted with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) propulsion, and the other five will use heavy oil as fuel, but will be fitted with hybrid scrubbers to clean the exhaust gas from the sulfur oxide (SOx), a major contributor to air pollution, and provide the highest level of energy efficiency.

The two parties have also signed an agreement to continue to develop more efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels to reassert their leading role in the energy transition of the shipping industry.

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Editorial writer
Sydney, Australia
"Q: It has always been my dream to take a long voyage on a cargo ship. Can you tell me if this is possible any more? - A: Maris in New York offers such voyages on a daily basis." Sunday Times
July 1/01
"Maris Freighter Cruises website, as well as the newsletter which illustrates itineraries, ships, prices etc., is a good place to learn about this type of cruise and travel." New York Times
May 18/03
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P&O Nedlloyd
"As a faithful reader of your Seaworthy News publication, I wish to compliment you and your staff on the informativeness and thoroughness, setting forth in honest and detailed manner descriptions of this means of travel." Martin Ems
Retired Manager Passenger Services,
American President Lines - Feb/07
"I just wanted to send you my thanks for the beautiful news publication you produce all these years. I hope you'll keep freighter travel as your primary focus always, as it sets you apart." Alison Senter
(Member since '95)
New Lisbon, NJ
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Gig Harbor, WA
"Since 1971, when my three young children and I travelled up the West Coast of Africa, I have had the pleasure of occasional freighter voyage. A wonderful way to see, and enjoy the peace of the watery parts of, our world. Thank you so much and your family for choosing to run your freighter cruise agency." Jean Washington
San Diego, CA

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