company Containerships, recently acquired by French CMA CGM,
adds to its fleet its first LNG-powered container vessel, M/S
Containerships Nord, at Wenchong Shipyard, China.
This is the
first of a total of four LNG-fueled 1,400 TEU containerships, scheduled for
delivery during the first half of 2019.
“By taking this decision to build these
vessels, we accepted the challenge of building with a new technology. It has
been a rewarding project full of learning opportunities,” says Containerships’ CEO
Containerships Nord will start sailing towards Europe shortly, the company
delivery of Containerships’ first three LNG-powered vessels, CMA CGM has
sublet M/S Containerships Nord for its trade lanes.
“CMA CGM is the first deep sea shipping line that has made public its
commitment to LNG. There is a great synergy in our environmentally-friendly
visions, which naturally gives us even more courage to continue on the chosen
this year, the company signed a preliminary agreement for the fifth and sixth
LNG-fueled boxhips with the shipbuilder. However, further details on the deal
have not been disclosed.
to LNG-powered vessels, the company is also looking into growth opportunities
of LNG-fueled transport capacity on land logistics by investing in LNG-fueled