The CMA CGM Group has named its vessel CMA CGM THEODORE ROOSEVELT in the image of the 26th President of the United States in order to pays tribute to this extraordinary man. This vessel in terms of technology and safety shows CMA CGM’s leading edge, its ability to innovate and its audacity.
Theodore Roosevelt was born at New-York in 1858. He was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States and as the 33rd Governor of New York.
Theodore Roosevelt was also Chief of the New York Police from 1895 to 1897.
Known for his anti-monopoly policies and ecological conservationism, Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in ending the Russo-Japanese War. He died in New York on January 6, 1919.
His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore, alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.
Naming vessels is part of an old maritime world’s tradition. CMA CGM, one of the world’s leading container shipping companies, groups vessels that share common characteristics under series. Those series are called after famous themes. Following this rule, some vessels are named after constellations, writers or classical composers.
The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt is the first vessel of a series of 6 vessels (14000 TEUs each) bearing the names of the Presidents of the United States.
The vessel will pass under the Bayonne Bridge and reach the Port of New-York on September 2, 2017.