In today’s spotted, we bring you images of CMA CGM Otello which arrived at the Jakarta International Container Terminal in Indonesia earlier this week as the largest container vessel to call this country.
During the ship’s visit, its upcoming maiden voyage for “the industry’s first direct service” from Indonesia to the United States was celebrated on April 24, according to CMA CGM which operates the container vessel.
The 8,238 TEU boxship is deployed in the Java Sea Express (JAX) and Pendulum Loop 1 (PE1) services by CMA CGM and APL, respectively.
The 2005-built CMA CGM Otello is one of 17 vessels that will ply the sea route of the two weekly services which offer a transit time of 23 days from Jakarta to Los Angeles.
“Indonesia is strategic to the developments of the CMA CGM Group in Southeast Asia. We are fully behind Indonesia’s aspiration for a mega maritime network across the island nation and seek to exploit opportunities to make a meaningful contribution,” Jean-Yves Duval, Senior Vice President, CMA CGM Asia, said.
“Moving forward, the group looks to write new chapters with IPC and other key stakeholders for the Indonesian maritime industry,” Duval added.