CMA CGM’s latest LNG-powered containership leaves shipyard

CMA CGM has announced that its third ultra-large LNG-powered containership Palais Royal left the Jiangnan shipyard on Changxing Island last week.

In a tweet posted on Friday (27 November), the shipping company noted that the Palais Royal will be the eighth vessel in its planned 26-strong LNG-powered fleet.

CMA CGM said the occasion was a ‘new testimony’ of the company’s ‘commitment for maritime transport’s energy transition’.

As previously reported, on 14 November CMA CGM’s first 23,000 TEU LNG-fuelled containership Jacques Saadé was refuelled at the Port of Rotterdam with 17,300 cubic metres of LNG by Total’s new bunker vessel Gas Agility. The delivery marked the world’s largest LNG bunker operation to date – and biomethane made up around 13% of the delivered fuel.

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor