First LNG-powered containership arrives at King Abdulaziz Port

First LNG-powered containership arrives at Saudi East Coast

The CMA CGM Symi vessel has arrived at King Abdulaziz Port, giving it the Kingdom’s East Coast’s first LNG-powered containership.

CMA CGM Symi, with a capacity of 15,400 TEU and dimensions of 366 metres long, 51 metres wide, and 16 metres deep, has been powered by sustainable energy since entering service in 2022.

READ: Puerto Cortés welcomes its first LNG-powered boxship

LNG-powered ships are not new to Saudi waters, with the mammoth containership CMA CGM Jacques Saade reportedly docking at Jeddah Islamic Port in 2021.

The world’s largest LNG-powered boxship, the unprecedented vessel has a capacity of 23,000 TEU, a length of 400 metres, and a width of 61 metres.

In April 2023, ZIM launched its second and third 15,000 TEU LNG-powered vessels, adding to a series of 10 vessels joining its fleet.

Two months later, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced a leasing deal for three new LNG carriers under construction at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.

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