CMA CGM names its fourth LNG-powered ultra large containership
CMA CGM, the French container shipping major, has named its fourth ultra-large 23,000 TEU LNG-powered container ship, the CMA CGM Louvre.
Naming ceremony was held in Shanghai on 22 December. She is the fourth of Jiangnan Shipyard's nine 23,000 LNG-powered vessels ordered by CMA CGM back in 2017.
An LNG-powered vessel is expected to emit up to 20 percent less CO2 than fuel-powered systems. This technology is one of the initial ways the CMA CGM Group aims to achieve its carbon-neutral goal by 2050.
The new building is set to join the French Asia Line operation of CMA CGM.
Three of nine LNG-powered ULCVs have already been delivered by French major: CMA CGM Palais Royal, CMA CGM Jacques Saade and CMA CGM Champs Elysees.
Measuring 400 meters long and 61 meters tall, the ships are actually the largest container vessels in the world to operate on LNG.
The 23,000 TEU sister ships will be registered with the French International Register (RIF) and will be named after the French capital's famous monuments and landmarks.
They will feature dual-fuel WinGD engines and the 18,600-cbm fuel tank of the GTT, both of which are the largest ever built.
The vessels have a straight bow with a redefined design with an integrated bulb, rudder and propeller that enhances their hydrodynamics, thus reducing energy consumption.
Maritime Business World