On Tuesday 21 November 2017, the French Maritime Academy, ENSM, paid tribute to its newly graduates, merchant navy officers with an engineer level, in a graduation ceremony under the sponsorship of Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM’s CEO, and chaired by the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
Patrice Laporte, ENSM’s Managing Director, the Normandy Prefect, the region’s President Hervé Morin, Secretary General of the sea Vincent Bouvier, Director of the Affaires Maritimes Thierry Coquil, the President of the French Maritime Cluster Frédéric Moncany de Saint Aignan, the President of Armateur de France Jean-Marc Roué, Tania Saadé CMA CGM’s deputee CEO, Gildas Maire Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ CEO, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée President of Ponant and the representatives of GAZOCEAN, Euronav, V-Ships, La Méridionale, Corsica Linea, SOS Méditerannée, Pilotage de la Seine and Pilotage du Havre.
Around 200 parents, from Africa and all over France, witnessed Rodolphe Saadé’s announcement of the launching of CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and of three French-flagged ULCVs.
The Prime Minister delivered a strong and moving message to the 145 students.
Read Edouard Philippe’s speech at the 2017 Assises de l’Economie de la Mer
Read Nicolas Hulot’s speech at the 2017 Assises de l’Economie de la Mer
Read the press release of the 2017 Interministerial Committee of the Sea