"We cannot solve the environmental issue without a very large collaboration - which has been the the case with this CMA CGM LNG program. We have 12 ships delivered and 14 more ships due for delivery between now and 2022." Xavier Leclercq, Director CMA Ships, during the “Low carbon and zero carbon alternative fuels” Symposium, chaired by Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary General.
After having carried out its gas trials from January 25th to 29th, the CMA CGM MONTMARTRE will be delivered in March 2021. It is the sixth ship in the series of nine container ships with a capacity of 23,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent) powered by Liquefied Natural Gas.
A view of the CMA CGM CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES from the APL SOUTHAMPTON ship! The two container ships crossed the Suez Canal yesterday.
On January 28th, the fifth container ship in the series of nine vessels with a capacity of 1 400 TEU (twenty foot equivalent) powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, the CONTAINERSHIPS BOREALIS built by Gwangzhou Wenchong shipyard, was successfully delivered. Last one of the series, the CONTAINERSHIPS STELLAR is planned to be delivered beginning of June.
The CMA CGM RIVOLI, 5th in the series of container ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas with a capacity of 23,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent), is currently on its way to Busan, a port city in South Korea that it should reach at the beginning of the week before his departure for Europe.
The Port of Antwerp welcomed the second vessel in the series of 15,000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent) container ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, the CMA CGM SCANDOLA. It is also the first vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas to operate on the FAL3 (French Asia Line 3). This is an important step for the Belgian port, and its opportunity to reiterate its willingness to integrate low-carbon fuels into their bunker market.
This first stopover for CMA CGM JACQUES SAADÉ illustrates French maritime excellence and the link between the Group and the Port of Le Havre, in particular with the investment made for the 4 new gantries of the Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP) , and the return of the iconic FAL 1 (French Asia Line1) service to Le Havre. Did you know that the container ships of the CMA CGM group make 1000 stopovers there per year?
The first and largest container ship in the world powered by Liquefied Natural Gas called at the port of Le Havre on Thursday, January 21st 2021. Named after the group's founder, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADÉ embodies the future of shipping. "With a ship like the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, we pick up the major challenges to come: energy transition and development of the French economy" explains Group CEO Rodolphe Saadé. He attended the solemn event, along with the French authorities to explore the flagship.
On the occasion of the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADÉ stopover in Le Havre, Rodolphe Saadé presented Commander Emmanuel Delran with the Legion of Honor medal. This medal is the crowning of an exemplary career for Commander Delran's 23 years of service. It also represents the recognition of the commitment and resilience of all the Group's seafarers around the world, especially in this particularly difficult period of health crisis.
The naming ceremony of the CMA CGM RIVOLI was held in Shanghai on January 08th, with Commander Poirier and the ship's Godmother, Charlene Ren, Executive Vice-President of MyH2O and young United Nations Earth Champion. The ship is the 5th out of the nine container ships with a capacity of 23,000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent) ordered by the CMA CGM group from the CSSC in 2017. The ship will operate on the FAL1 (French Asia Line 1), which serves northern Europe.
The launch of the CMA CGM PATAGONIA was a success ! It is the first in a series of 5 vessels ordered from the Chinese shipyard CSSC. With a 366 meters length and a 51 meters width, these containerships will be able to carry up to 15,254 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent), including 1,800 reefers (refrigerated containers). The CMA CGM PATAGONIA will join the fleet in August 2021.
The CMA CGM SCANDOLA enters the fleet! It is the second in the series of container ships powered by LNG with a capacity of 15,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent), after the CMA CGM TENERE which is already operational. She will sail on the French Asia Line 3 which links Asia to Northern Europe.
German shipowner Hapag-Lloyd announced at the end of 2020 its decision to order six new container ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas. They will have a capacity of more than 23,500 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent), and delivery is scheduled for 2023. This decision echoes the many initiatives undertaken by the CMA CGM Group for a greater environmental commitment.
The CMA CGM LOUVRE joins the LNG fleet. This is the 4th vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas of the CMA CGM Group, with a capacity of 23,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent). A beautiful ceremony was held in Shanghai in the presence of the CMA CGM China teams, partners, port authorities as well as the ship's godmother, Zhai Jingli.
The CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY, baptized in Le Havre in 2018, is making a big comeback and thus marks the port's reintegration into the French Asia Line 1. This stopover is one of the many initiatives implemented by the CMA CGM group to respond to customers' requests. Discover these initiatives here.
To mark the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE's maiden call in Port Kelang, Malaysia before reaching China, 100 trees have been planted in collaboration with EcoMatcher, referring to the CMA CGM Group's commitment to sustainability.
A giant of the seas, powered by Liquefied Natural Gas : the very first French stopover of the CMA CGM CHAMPS ELYSEES in Dunkirk.
Today we celebrate the entry into service of the CMA CGM PALAIS ROYAL, 3rd in the series of 23,000 and 8th LNG ships of the CMA CGM fleet. The ship will make its first commercial stop in Busan, Korea, on 30/11/20.
Did you know that the city of Algesiras was the birthplace of flamenco? Take a closer look at the inaugural stop of the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE where the crew was able to witness a beautiful musical demonstration.
The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE arrived very early this morning in Algeciras, escorted by a tugboat. It was its last European call.