CMA CGM welcomes another LNG-powered vessel in its fleet

French shipping giant CMA CGM has taken delivery of the 15,000 TEU Patagonia as it continues to expand its large fleet of LNG-powered container vessels.

CSSC’s Jiangnan Shipyard held a naming and delivery ceremony for the dual-fuel ultra-large container vessel on Tuesday.

CMA CGM’s LNG-powered Patagonia completed its sea trials in July. This is the first out of five 15,000 TEU LNG-powered ships Jiangnan is building for CMA CGM.

Jiangnan floated out this vessel in January, the second, Kimberley, in April, and the third, Everglade, in July.

Two LNG-powered sister ships, Galapagos and Greenland, will join this trio by 2022, CMA CGM has previously said.

CMA CGM welcomes another LNG-powered vessel in its fleet
Image: Jiangnan Shipyard

With 366 meters in length but also 51 meters in width, these containerships will be able to carry up to 15,254 TEUs, including 1,800 reefers, according to the French firm.

Moreover, they feature GTT’s Mark III containment system and WinGD’s dual-fuel engines.

All of the ships will sail under the French flag between Asia and the Mediterranean, serving CMA CGM’s Mediterranean Club Express (MEX) route.

CMA CGM is heavily investing in LNG as fuel and previously said it had expected to have 44 LNG-powered ships in its fleet by 2024.

Sources recently told LNG Prime that CMA CGM has also ordered six 7,600 TEU LNG-powered vessels at South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Golden Pass LNG contractor Zachry files for bankruptcy

US construction company Zachry said on Tuesday it has filed for bankruptcy, initiating a structured exit from the Golden...

Adnoc buys stake in NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project

UAE’s Adnoc has purchased an 11.7 percent stake in the first phase of NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG export terminal...

Tellurian updates on Driftwood LNG construction work

US LNG terminal developer Tellurian released the latest construction update for the first phase of its Driftwood LNG terminal...

More News Like This

China’s SSES in 100th LNG bunkering op

China’s Shanghai SIPG Energy Service (SSES) said it has completed the 100th bonded LNG bunkering operation in Shanghai since...

EPS wraps up its 200th LNG bunkering operation

Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping has completed its 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation, as the company’s fleet of LNG-fueled vessels...

CMA CGM eyes more orders for dual-fuel vessels

France's CMA CGM, one of the world's largest backers of LNG as fuel for vessels, is looking to order...

Jiangnan plans to deliver first LNG carrier to Adnoc in December

China’s Jiangnan Shipyard aims to deliver the first 175,000-cbm LNG carrier it is building for a unit of UAE’s...