Hudong-Zhonghua launches LNG-fueled CMA CGM Belem

Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua has launched the 13,000-teu LNG-powered containership, CMA CGM Belem.

The shipbuilder held the launching ceremony for the 336 meters long and 51 meters wide vessel on January 29.

This is the fifth of six 13,000-teu LNG-powered containerships Hudong-Zhonghua is building for French shipping giant CMA CGM.

Hudong-Zhonghua launches LNG-fueled CMA CGM Belem
Image: Hudong-Zhonghua

In December, Hudong-Zhonghua delivered the first vessel in this batch, CMA CGM Bahia.

The vessels will work on the South American route, according to Hudong-Zhonghua.

Hudong-Zhonghua launches LNG-fueled CMA CGM Belem
Image: Hudong-Zhonghua

The shipbuilder and Jiangnan Shipyard are each building six LNG-powered ships for CMA CGM as part of a deal revealed in April 2021, but the six vessels at Jiangnan have a capacity of 15,000 units.

Moreover, the new LNG-powered vessel features GTT’s Mark III containment system and the CMD-WinGD 9X92DF-2.0 iCER main engine, Hudong-Zhonghua said.

The vessel’s LNG tanks have a capacity of 14,000 cbm.

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