ContainerShips, the subsidiary of CMA CGM Group, officially announced that successfully delivered its 4th LNG-fueled ship named “CONTAINERSHIPS ARCTIC”, enhancing its role in the sustainable shipping market. Specifically, the 1,380-TEU containerships were delivered on 10 December 2019.
After the introduction of the company’s three sister ships, the Containerships Nord, Containerships Polar, and lastly the Containerships Aurora, the company delivered its 4th LNG vessel.
With the vessel embarking from Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard to Europe, it is then scheduled to be carried out in Rotterdam, where it will be fueled with approximately 200 metric tons of LNG fuel via ship-to-ship bunkerking.
The “CONTAINERSHIPS ARCTIC” will after be phased into CMA CGM’S Baltic feeder services, before entering Containerships’ BALT-1 shortsea line in the beginning of 2021.
Moreover, ContainerShips further plans to establish two more vessels to join the series, as it has inked a preliminary agreement for the following fifth and sixth ships in the class, but there is still an update on the deal to be done.
At the same time goals to add a total of 20 LNG-powered containerships until 2022, involving 22.000 TEU mega-ships, as part of its commitment to reduce the carbon cost.
Concluding, part of its environmental strategy there is also a new reduction target of an additional 30% for the CO2 emissions until 2025, steps to increase the utilization of biofuel as marine fuel, made from recycled vegetable oils, and the development of several innovative eco-technologies in order to low the fuel and oil consumption.
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