CMA CGM Names Its 1st LNG-Powered Containership

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South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has hosted a naming ceremony at its yard in Geoje for CMA CGM’s LNG-powered containership, CMA CGM Ambition, reports LNG Prime.

Despite the downpour, we celebrated the naming ceremony of our CMA CGM Ambition in Gohyeon, South Korea,” the French shipping giant said in a social media post.

The 268 meters long and 43 meters wide vessel is the latest addition to a series of 7,300 TEUs LNG-powered vessels, it said. The vessel follows the CMA CGM Innovation, CMA CGM Legacy, and CMA CGM Endurance.

VesselValue data shows that Samsung Heavy won this order back in September 2021 and the order includes six LNG dual-fuel containerships.

CMA CGM is one of the world’s largest backers of LNG as fuel for vessels. It recently took delivery of LNG-powered CMA CGM Paraty from China’s Hudong-Zhonghua and LNG-powered CMA CGM Cape Cod from Jiangnan. These new containerships join the CMA CGM fleet of around 623 vessels, including more than 30 already powered by LNG.

The company previously said it had invested more than $17 billion in a fleet of nearly 120 LNG- and methanol-powered ships to be delivered by 2027.

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Source: LNG Prime