The joining of the fleet of the CMA CGM Jacques Saadé was marked by a digital naming ceremony.

In November of 2017, Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, decided to equip this series of container ships with LNG-powered engines.

The vessels are the result of 7 years of research and development from CMA CGM. They are packed with innovations, the result of a cooperation between CMA CGM and industrial partners. In addition to LNG motorization, the vessels also offer:

  • The cockpit boasts digital technologies to assist the commander and crew, in particular for port maneuvers;
  • They feature a redesigned straight bow with an integrated bulb, a redesigned rudder, and a redesigned propeller to improve the vessels hydrodynamics, thereby reducing energy consumption.
  • These 9 vessels bear a specific “LNG Powered” label that will be recognizable on all seas across the globe.

The CMA CGM Jacques Saade will start its maiden voyage as of September 23rd on the French Asia Line (FAL). Its rotation will lead it to the ports of Pusan in South Korea; Tianjin, Ningbo, Shanghai and Yantian, China; Singapore; Southampton, Dunkirk, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Algeciras in Europe; and Port Kelang in Malaysia.

This line provides a weekly service comprising 13 calls over the course of 84 days.