Jacques Cousteau’s ‘Calypso’ successfully handled by CMA CGM LOG

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Jacques Cousteau’s ‘Calypso’ successfully handled by CMA CGM LOG

CMA CGM LOG successfully loaded the ‘Calypso’ on March 14th in Concarneau, France. The ‘Calypso’ is Jacques Cousteau’s legendary ship and star of the “Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”. The vessel is heading to Turkey, where she will be renovated.

CMA CGM LOG, working closely with CMA CGM teams, selected and chartered a suitable vessel. As the ‘Calypso’ – the 40m legend weighing 110 tons – had to be loaded on to a vessel large enough to have two cranes with the power to lift her yet small enough to berth in the port of Concarneau.

CMA CGM LOG also coordinated preparatory steps: the marine railway (the metallic structure on which the ‘Calypso’ was placed) had to be customized and strengthened to secure this bespoke cargo. Furthermore it managed cargo handling pre-loading and organized the transportations of ‘Calypso’s’ accessories by containers.

The ‘Calypso’ is Jacques Cousteau’s famous oceanographic vessel. From 1951 to 1996, she sailed the World’s oceans undertaking scientific explorations. The vessel also became a movie studio: shot in 1954, “The silent World” won a Palme d’Or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. Tragically on January 8th 1996, the ‘Calypso’ was involved in a mooring accident and sank. Now raised and once renovated, the ship will remain at the service of science and education, as Jacques Cousteau wished.

CMA CGM LOG was created in 2001. As an independent and global actor with a worldwide office network, it has developed numerous partnerships and a broad range of services, to handle complex logistics with smart solutions across the world for any type of goods. CMA CGM LOG has 1,000 experts located in 60 countries.