Simultaneous bunkering considerably reduces the stay of a ship in a port, while the Port of Rotterdam Authority, who made the simultaneous bunkering possible, said that the operation fits in with its aim for the energy transition in shipping, from fuel oil to LNG.

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The successful bunkering operation opens the way for Containerships Polar, the sister ship of Containerships Nord. These two ships will bunker LNG simultaneously in Rotterdam.

Containerships, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, is working to promote transition in container shipping. As for CMA CGM, it currently has 20 ships fueled by LNG, including nine 22,000 TEU vessels.