Twenty LNG-powered containerships for CMA CGM by 2022
11 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL
On the occasion of World Environment Day, French container shipping giant CMA CGM has reiterated its commitment to the environment, striving to be a leader in the energy transition of the maritime industry.
Claiming to be a pioneer in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, the group will have taken delivery of a total of twenty LNG-powered containerships by 2022, including nine 22,000 TEU mega-ships to be added from 2020.
Since 2018, CMA CGM has accepted delivery of its first two LNG-fueled vessels.
CMA CGM said it is committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint and to make its fleet more eco-responsible.
In recent years, CMA CGM has introduced many innovations (new ship design, latest-generation engines, a new ballast water treatment system) that helped the group achieve a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometer between 2005 and 2015. A further 17% reduction was achieved between 2015 and 2018, in line with the group’s 2025 objective of -30%.
With a capacity of more than 2.6 million TEUs, CMA CGM’s fleet comprises more than 650 vessels of which more than 190 are owned by the company.
Source: CMA CGM