How CMA CGM Built LNG-Powered Mega-Ship


CMA CGM, the fourth-biggest container shipping line in the world, has released a video showing how the ‘CMA CGM Jacques Saade’, the biggest LNG-powered vessel in the world, was built.

Port Technology reported on the story originally on September 25, 2019, at which point CMA CGM described it as a “technological breakthrough”.

Furthermore, it is central to the carrier’s drive to become meet environmentally obligations and build safer and cleaner operations.

CMA CGM’s stated goal is to be the first carrier in the world to fit its entire fleet with LNG-capable technology.

By 2022, its fleet will have 20 LNG-powered vessels, including nine with a capacity of 23,000 TEU.

According to the video, the hull alone took 14 months to complete; once it was it was painted with a special livery before being launched.

It was named after the late Jacques Saade, founder of CMA CGM and father of current CEO Rudolphe Saade.

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