12.5 C
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Home News CMA CGM Champs Elysées joins French LNG fleet

CMA CGM Champs Elysées joins French LNG fleet

CMA CGM Champs Elysées is the second of a series of nine liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered 23,000TEU container ships, flying under the French flag.

The CMA CGM Champs Elysées joins the French Asia Line, CMA CGM Group’s most emblematic line between Asia and Northern Europe and uses the same technology as the CMA CGM Jacques Saade aimed at preserving air quality and accelerating maritime transport’s energy transition.

Today, LNG is the most advanced solution when it comes to preserving air quality, according to a CMA CGM statement, as it enables a 99% reduction in sulphur dioxide and fine particle emissions, and an 85% reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions, going well above and beyond existing regulations. Additionally, LNG emits up to 20% less CO2 compared to fuel motorisation.

This technology is one of the first steps towards achieving the company's 2050 objective of carbon neutrality, said CMA CGM.

These nine vessels are packed with innovations, the result of a long co-operation between CMA CGM’s research and development experts and industrial partners. In addition to LNG engines, these vessels feature technologies, with a cockpit featuring the latest digital onboard technology to assist the captain and crew, especially during port  manoeuvres, a straight bow with integrated bulb, rudder and propeller with a redefined design that improves their hydrodynamics, reducing energy consumption.

These vessels bear a specific “LNG Powered” label that will be recognisable on all seas across the globe.

The CMA CGM Champs Elysées, along with its eight 23,000TEU sister ships, will be registered with the French International Register (FIR) and will bear the names of landmark Parisian monuments and other renowned venues and institutions from throughout the French capital (Champs Elysées, Palais Royal, Louvre, Rivoli, Montmartre, Concorde, Trocadéro, and Sorbonne).

Latest Posts

DP World adds three European ports to its network

DP World has enhanced its European inland network, adding three ports in the Alsace region through its affiliate company, Swissterminal. Earlier this month, the public...

Maersk accelerates transformation to integrated service

AP Moller Maersk said its integrator strategy that will see the company transform into a comprehensive, customer-facing door-to-door logistics service will offer the carrier...

Insurers unimpressed with SCA’s public statements

Insurers of the impounded Ever Given vessel remained unconvinced by the public statements made by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), which is claiming US$916...

EU puts money where its mouth is with green port funding

European Union has agreed funding for up to 10 pilot projects in sustainable and smart supply chains through port operations with 45 companies involved...

European container carriers increase charges worldwide

Three of the largest container lines in the world have announced a substantial number of rate increases to be implemented later in May and...