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The series of the CMA CGM Marco Polo type is one of the largest container ship types in the world (2013). They have Mærsk class of Emma at slightly lower dimensions a higher load carrying capacity and more container parking spaces than the previously largest ships, but already 2013 were surpassed by the triple-E-class as the world's largest container ships. The CMA CGM Marco Polo was buried on November 5, 2012, as a series of ULCV ships in cruise ship. Originally, eight ships should be built. The French shipping company CMA CGM Marseille as a principal canceled a portion of the order but in early 2011. The ship with the building number 4161 on the shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & marine engineering in Geoje, South Korea was built. The maiden voyage to Europe began November 07, 2012 in the Chinese port city of Ningbo and the Ningbo-Zhoushan port. The second ship of the series at CMA CGM was delivered on May 2, 2013. It was named CMA CGM Jules Verne; CMA CGM Zheng originally planned as a baptismal name he (Zheng He was a Chinese Admiral who died in 1434). The third ship of the series was initially to be called CMA CGM Vasco de Gama. It was made on May 30, 2013 as CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt in service. The ships will be deployed on the FAL container line service (French Asia Line) between the far East and Europe. The double-hulled vessels based schiffbaulich on the slightly smaller units of the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb class. Also here is the deckhouse, differently than in the majority of conventional container ships, placed far forward, what a sight beam improved and therefore higher loading of the front deck allows. Below the building, including the bunker tanks are arranged to meet latest MARPOL regulations. The main drive of vessels is carried out by a heavy fuel oil fired, charged two-stroke crosshead engine of the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä (type 14RT-Flex96c) with 14 cylinders and a capacity of 80.080 kW (108.878 HP). It is the most powerful currently available marine diesel engine. The engine weighs 2300 tons, the crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons. She must transfer 7,500 kNm at 102 rpm of torque. The relatively low consumption of the diesel engine is related to his high efficiency of 49.0 percent. Modern car engines are today only 35 to 45 percent. The bore of the motor is 96 cm, the hub of 2.50 m. This is a displacement of 1,809 l and 5.720 kW per cylinder. Extrapolated that makes 25.320 l capacity with 14 cylinders. More streamlined underwater ship fins are fitted before the ship's propeller to improve the flow behaviour of the propeller which aims to improve energy efficiency as well as the form of rowing. The eight holds of the ships of the CMA CGM Marco Polo type are sealed with pontoon hatch covers. The ships have a capacity of 16.020 TEU, 1,200 refrigerated containers can be connected.