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CMA CGM carries Calypso

March 31 - CMA CGM's freight forwarding arm, CMA CGM LOG, has coordinated the transport of Jacques Cousteau's legendary oceanographic ship Calypso from France to Turkey.

In preparation for the move, CMA CGM organised the production of a bespoke metal structure on which to place the delicate cargo for its shipment across the Mediterranean.

CMA CGM LOG explained that the 110-tonne vessel had to be loaded on a ship large enough to include two cranes powerful enough to lift the unit, but small enough to berth in the French port of Concarneau.

Therefore, the company's specialised transport team chartered the multipurpose ship Abis Dusavik from Ocean 7 Projects - agent of MIT Chartering in Versailles - to deliver the 40 m long vessel to Izmit in Turkey, where it will be renovated.

Alongside the chartering of the vessel, CMA CGM LOG organised the procurement of five containers to transport accessories, stuffing and handling services at Concarneau port, and Customs clearance formalities.

sailed the world's oceans undertaking scientific explorations from 1951 to 1996, before being involved in a mooring accident and sinking. Now raised from the sea, the ship will be renovated and returned to its scientific duties.

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