CMA CGM welcomes another EPS LNG containership in its fleet

French shipping group CMA CGM has added another LNG-powered containership to its fleet as it looks to comply with the new IMO standards and slash emissions.

The ship named CMA CGM Scandola is the second 15,000 TEU LNG-powered vessel the firm chartered from Singapore’s Eastern Pacific.

South Korea’s Hyundai Samho will deliver the other four newbuilds by 2022.

Bearing the name of the Scandola nature reserve in Corsica Island, Mediterranean Sea, this new 15,000 TEU containership will become the 1st LNG-powered vessel to operate on CMA CGM’s FAL3 service that connects Asia to Europe, it said.

To remind, EPS took delivery of the first out of six vessels, CMA CGM Tenere, in September last year.

Furthermore, each of the 366 meters long vessels will feature MAN B&W 11G90 ME-GI main engines. The two-stroke engines can operate both on LNG or diesel fuel.

Besides these six vessels, CMA CGM has nine 23,000 TEU LNG containerships on order at China’s Hudong-Zhonghua and Jiangnan Shipyard. The firm recently took delivery of the fifth vessel in this batch, CMA CGM Rivoli.

The shipping group aims to have in total 26 LNG-powered vessels in its fleet by 2022.

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