Built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) in South Korea, she is 396m long, 54m wide, with a draft of 16m and sails under the UK flag.
She is powered by a Wärtsilä-Hyundai 14RT-Flex 96C (80,080kW) engine with a single shaft and fixed pitch propeller giving her a top speed of 25.1 knots.
This vessel is the second in a series of three 16,000 TEU vessels all to be named after great explorers.
She operates on the French Asia Line (FAL 1), which calls at Pusan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Port Kelang, Suez, Tanger, Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Suez, Khor Al Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Port Kelang, and Ningbo. The FAL1 route is run by the largest vessels in the CMA CGM fleet and offers its customers a fixed-day, weekly connection between Central and South China and Northern Europe.
So who is Alexander von Humbolt?
Considered by many to be the father of Geography between 1799 and 1804 Humboldt traveled extensively in Latin America, exploring and describing it for the first time from a modern scientific point of view. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work, Kosmos (1845), attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge. Humboldt supported and worked with other scientists, including most notably, Aimé Bonpland, with whom he conducted much of his scientific exploration.
MMSI - 2350966472
REG - UK, London
IMO - 9454448
Call Sign - 2GEH4
Built - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, KR
Yard No. - 4162
L 396m W54m
Year - 2013
East Cowes, 30 October 2013