Marseille, June 23th 2014 - The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that CMA CGM Magellan, a 365 meters long container ship, will be covered by a collage made by French artist JR on more than 150 containers as part of “Terre d’Eaux” festival.


For the first time, a container ship will be turned  into a work of art welcoming on his front side a JR‘s monumental collage.
Thanks to the technique of photo collage, French artist JR exhibits on walls throughout the world, in Los Angeles, Paris, Brazil, India or Kenya, catching the attention of those who do not usually visit museums.
With JR’s intervention, it’s the ship itself that becomes a work of art. CMA CGM Magellan will leave Le Havre Terminal de France on the 3rd of July with his art work on its starboard side towards Asia going through the Suez Canal.
”It’s the first time I have the chance to be at the heart of another world. I wanted to work on container ships for years. I want to use them as pixels”, the artist relates.
CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is the world’s third largest container shipping company and has a turnover of 15.9 billion USD in 2013. Operating a fleet of 428 vessels, the Group serves more than 400 ports around the world. In 2013, the Group carried 11.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). With a presence on every continent and in 150 countries through its network of 650 agencies and branch offices, the Group employs more than 18,000 people worldwide and 2,400 in its headquarter in Marseilles.

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