Hudong Zhonghua Floats Out CMA CGM’s 1st Dual-Fuel Boxship

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Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding  has launched the first 13,000 TEU containership powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) for French shipping giant CMA CGM, says an article published on Offshore-energy.

Energy-saving container ships

As informed, the launching took place on 15 May. The ship is the latest generation of green, environment-friendly, high-efficiency and energy-saving container ships in the world.

The boxship has a total length of 336 meters and a width of 51 meters. The cargo tank has a capacity of 14,000 cbm.

Largest dual-fuel container

Specifically, the vessel includes GTT’s Mark III containment system. After completion, it will be the largest dual-fuel container ship operating on the South American route, according to the shipbuilder.

The main engine of the ship has been upgraded and adopts a new generation of global Intelligent Controlled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (ICER ) system, which can reduce methane slip by 50% in gas mode and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 28%, the company emphasized.

French heavyweight returned

Recently, the shipbuilding company cut steel for the sixth and final dual-fuel LNG powered 13,000TEU dual-fuel for CMA CGM.

CMA CGM’s 13,000 TEU containerships are part of CMA CGM’s $2.3 billion dual-fuel, LNG-powered containership order from April 2021.

Last month, the French heavyweight returned to Chinese shipyards with a massive order worth $3.06 billion. The company signed a contract with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for the construction of 16 large container ships.

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Source: Offshore-energy