World's Biggest LNG-Fuelled Container Ship Joins CMA CGM Fleet
The world's biggest LNG-fuelled containership has formally joined the fleet of French cargo shipper CMA CGM after a naming ceremony, the company said on September 22.
The 23,000-teu CMA CGM Jacques Saade is the first of nine large-sized LNG containerships ordered by CMA in 2017 from China State Shipbuilding Corp. Once in service they will be bunkered by France's Total, on a ship-to-ship basis, at the port of Rotterdam.
The ceremony was held at the Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing shipyard where CMA CGM Jacques Saade was built. Using LNG as fuel will help CMG CGM reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, CMA CGM said.
"The CMA CGM Jacques Saade embodies our commitment to the planet," CEO Rodolphe Saade said. "This vessel has been enhanced with the latest technologies and is the result of seven years of research and development."
The vessel produces 20% less CO2, 99% less SOx and 85% less NOx than ships running on conventional maritime fuels, CMA CGM said.