French shipping company CMA CGM has reinforced its commitment to using LNG as fuel noting that it will receive a total of 20 LNG-powered containerships by 2022.
Towards the end of 2017, the company made a decision to equip nine of its 22,000 TEU containerships with engines running on liquefied natural gas.
The company said that it has already taken delivery of its first two LNG-powered vessels since 2018. It plans to commission four LNG containerships in 2019.
This is in line with the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. CMA CGM has already achieved a 50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometer between 2005 and 2015. It has achieved a further 17 percent reduction between 2015 and 2018, in line with its 2025 objective of -30 percent, its statement reads.
In 2019, CMA CGM also became the first shipping company in the world to successfully test a biofuel oil on board one of its container ships.