Six new 15,000 TEU dual-fuel methanol-powered vessels will join the CMA CGM Group fleet by the end of 2025.
his first order for methanol-powered vessels is in line with CMA CGM’s strategy to expand its energy mix with the goal of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
CMA CGM is thus accelerating its decarbonization trajectory by investing massively in gas and methanol fuels. The two sectors will be complementary for decarbonizing shipping industry in the years to come.
To support the growth of its e-methane ready fleet, CMA CGM is developing its LNG bunkering port infrastructures. In January 2022, CMA CGM completed the first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation in the Port of Marseille Fos, and in March 2022 in the Port of Shanghai.
The CMA CGM Group’s “e-methane ready” fleet currently counts 29 vessels in service and will have a total of 77 by 2026.
During 2020, CMA CGM’s CEO, Rodolphe Saadé announced that the company plans to have its energy supplies include 10% alternative fuels by 2023. He also informed that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2050.