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CMA CGM With More LNG Powered Containerships

CMA CGM with more LNG powered containerships

Source: CMA CGM
Marseille, France (PortSEurope) February 28, 2021 – The French shipping and logistics powerhouse CMA CGM Group said that it will dedicate six liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containerships to the U.S. market as part of the Group’s ongoing efforts to improve air quality and drive forward the energy transition of the shipping industry. The announcement was made by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of CMA CGM at the opening session of TPM, the conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community, according to a company press release. The first of the new vessels will be delivered in October 2021, and all ships will be fully operational by the end of 2022. The six 15,000 TEUs vessels will be deployed on CMA CGM’s Pearl River Express line from China to the Port of Los Angeles. The CMA CGM Group is currently operating 12 LNG-powered containerships, a fleet that will grow to 32 containerships of various sizes by 2022. This technology is one of the first steps towards achieving CMA CGM Group’s 2050 objective of carbon neutrality. In November 2020, the CMA CGM also introduced ACT with CMA CGM+, a set of services designed to allow customers to analyse, reduce and offset their environmental impact. CMA CGM will continue to incorporate the latest advanced technologies to serve the needs of its customers, while ensuring every aspect of its business is operating in the most sustainable way possible. In November 2017, Saadé made the visionary decision to order nine 23,000 TEU vessels with an LNG power supply, a first in the history of the shipping industry for vessels of this size. LNG is currently the state-of-the-art industry solution for preserving air quality. It delivers a reduction of 99% in sulfur (sulphur) dioxide, 91% in particulate matter emissions and 92% in nitrogen oxide emissions, far surpassing the requirements of current regulations. LNG also provides an initial response to the challenge of tackling climate change. An LNG-powered vessel emits up to 20% less CO2 than fuel-powered systems. CMA CGM continues to heavily invest in alternative solutions such as wind-assisted propulsion, hydrogen engines and green fuels. In 2019, the Group became the world’s first shipping company to successfully test a biofuel comprising 20% recycled plant oil and forestry waste. It has pledged that alternative fuels will cover at least 10% of its consumption by 2023. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021

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