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

[Seaworthy News 691, January 2019]

Transatlantic to northern Europe
From the US Gulf Coast and Mexico

Sailing approx. every six weeks:

New Orleans, LA (Day 1); Mobile, AL (2); Freeport, Bahamas (5); Le Havre, France (16); Antwerp, Belgium (17); Rotterdam, Holland (19); Bremerhaven, Germany (22); Charleston, SC 33; Altamira (37) and Veracruz, Mexico (39); New Orleans (42).

Sistership, the MSC Alessia
MSC Ilona
Passengers: 5
Containers: 6,750 teu
Deadweight: 85,800 tons
Length: 300 m
Speed: 25 knots/46 km
Built: 2001
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Owners: NSB, German
Operator: MSC, Swiss

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 sqm, consisting of a bedroom, separate sitting room and private facilities with shower.
     (Euro) €110-€130 per person, per day, depending on the duration of the voyage.

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.
      €100-€120 per day, depending on the duration of the voyage.

More info - HS flier

General Information and Reservations

South Seas - from Singapore and China to Australia and NZ

The ANZEX ANL Line sailing from Australia via New Zealand to China as follows:
      Brisbane, Australia (Day 1); Auckland (5), Port Chalmers (9), Lyttelton (10), Napier (12) and Tauranga (13), all in New Zealand; Hong Kong (27), Keelung, Taiwan (29); Shanghai (30), Ningbo (32) and Shekou, China (35); Kaohsiung, Taiwan (37) and Brisbane (48).

The 50,000-ton, 2009 built CMA CGM Amber and Coral each offer a 23 sq.met. double bed cabin and three smaller single bed cabins at (Euro) €120-€140 per person, per day.

More Info. - CMA CGM brochure
map asia-australia-south-america south seas services

The A3N ANL Line sails from Yokohama and Osaka, Japan (Day 1); Pusan, Korea (3); Qingdao (5) and Shanghai, China (8); Kaoshiung, Taiwan (11); Melbourne (23, Sydney (26) and Brisbane, Australia (29); Yokohama (41).
     The CMA CGM Georgia and sisterships offer single and doube cabins at (Euro) €120-€140 per person per day. - More Info. - CMA CGM brochure

CMA CGM Amber containership

The CMA CGM Amber sailing from Brisbane on November 20, 2018

The AAXANL Line connects Singapore and Malaysia with Australia, East and West Coasts, every 5 weeks as follows:
      Singapore; Port Kelang, Malaysia (Day 1); Fremantle (9), Sydney (16), Melbourne (219), Adelaide (22) and Fremantle, 2nd call (26), all in Australia; Singapore (34).

The CMA CGM Loire
Passengers: 10
Containers: 9,365 TEU
Deadweight: 112,580 Tons
Length: 300 Met.
Max. Speed: 22 Knots
Built: 2015
Officers/Crew: Int’l
Management: CMA CGM, French

Passenger accommodations are located on upper decks, and are of the same standard in all these services.

The CMA CGM Loire offer a choice of double bed and twin-bedded cabins (size approx. 18 sq. met.) at (Euro) €120-€140 per person, per day.

Service Fact Sheet
Schedule and Tariff for 2023

General Information and Reservations

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July 1/01
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Retired Manager Passenger Services,
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Vienna, Austria

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