CMA CGM – XXL Site: Behind The Scenes Of World’s Largest LNG-Powered Container Ships Project

On Tuesday December 08, 2020 at 9:05 p.m., RMC Découverte will broadcast a unique report on the construction of the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE. At the heart of the construction site of the largest LNG-powered container ship in the world, the report retraces the key stages from construction to commissioning of the new flagship of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport and logistics.

CMA CGM Report - Behind The Scenes Of Largest LNG-Powered Container Ships Project
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A unique report behind the scenes of a new generation of LNG container ships

On this occasion, CMA CGM exceptionally opened the doors of the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE site to the production company Galaxie Presse. From its design to its operation, including its construction, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE has mobilized the know-how of the best of French, European and global industry. Carried by the testimonies of those involved in the construction and crew of the ship, the one hour sequence retraces all the stages that led to the creation of this exceptional ship.

CMA CGM Report Behind The Scenes Of Largest LNG-Powered Container Ships Project
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The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the first vessel in a fleet of 26 container ships powered by LNG by 2022

In November 2017, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, made the pioneering choice to order 9 23,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent) vessels equipped with LNG engines, a first in the history of maritime transport for ships of this size. This pioneering fleet is the result of 7 years of research and development. These 9 vessels will be registered in the French International Register (RIF).

CMA CGM Report Behind The Scenes Of Largest LNG-Powered Container Ships Project
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With this historic order for 9 container ships of 23,000 TEU, including the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE and the CMA CGM CHAMPS ELYSEES recently delivered, the CMA CGM Group already operates 8 LNG container ships and will have here 2022 a fleet of 26 container ships of different sizes.

LNG, a pioneering choice to preserve air quality and energy for the future

LNG is today the best industrial tool for preserving air quality. It eliminates 99% of sulfur oxides, 91% of fine particles, and 92% of nitrogen oxide emissions, going beyond existing regulations. LNG also provides an initial response to the fight against global warming. In fact, an LNG ship emits up to -20% CO2 compared to an oil-fired engine. This technology is one of the first steps to converge towards the objective of carbon neutrality that the CMA CGM Group has set itself by 2050. The CMA CGM Group is thus demonstrating its determination to act for the energy transition of maritime transport.


Reference: cma-cgm.fr

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