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Third LNG-powered containership of CMA CGM leaves from China

Third LNG-powered containership of CMA CGM leaves from China

The third ultra-large LNG-powered Palais Royal container ship from CMA CGM left the Jiangnan shipyard on Changxing Island.

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In a brief statement, the company noted via its social media outlets that it is the eighth vessel in its planned LNG-powered 26-strong fleet.

The 23,000-TEU LNG-fueled containership was called and delivered at the company's Jiangnan yard in its statement, Hudong-Zhonghua, a unit of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) added.

With a width of 61 meters and a deck area of 23,978 square meters, the vessel is 400 meters long. This amounts to three and a half regular football fields. It is also 60 meters longer than the biggest aircraft carrier in the world, the yard said.

Hudong-Zhonghua noted that Jacques Saade's experience of building the CMA CGM allowed it to shorten construction times through optimization of the operation.

CMA CGM Palais Royal is one of the company's nine 23,000 TEU boxer ships on order at the Chinese yard. It will run on the Asia Line from France, linking Asia and Europe.

Palais Royal has an 18,600-cbm LNG storage tank using GTT's Mark III technology, like its sister vessel Jacques Saade. It also features dual-fuel WinGD engines with a 63,840 kW maximum power output.

Maritime Business World 

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