CMA CGM’s 22,000 TEU Ships to Feature ‘Bulbless’ Bow Made for Slow-Steaming

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - A steel cutting ceremony took place in China last week on the hulls of the first two ships of CMA CGM’s order for nine 22,500 teu LNG-powered ULCVs, featuring a potentially game-changing bow design. Alongside similar ULCVs being constructed for MSC in South Korea, these behemoths will be the largest containerships afloat, and the first to … [Read more...]

‘Promising Start’ to 2018 for LNG Containment System-Maker GTT

French liquefied natural gas containment manufacturer GTT says 2018 is off to a "great start" having received new orders to provide LNG containment systems for three LNG carriers and one bunkering vessel that will supply the LNG fuel to the world's largest gas-powered containerships. The three LNG carriers, with capacities ranging from 174,000 to 180,000 m3, will be … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Slashes Fuel Costs On New Flagship

By Mike Wackett (TheLoadstar) The new CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery, delivered on Friday, will burn up to 25% less fuel due to its technologically advanced engine and optimised water distribution propeller system. The new 20,600 teu flagship of the French carrier was constructed by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) in the … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Opts for LNG Fuel to Power Record-Breaking ‘Megaships’

French shipping giant CMA CGM has opted for LNG fuel to power its 9 record-breaking 22,000 TEU containerships due for delivery in 2020. In doing so, the company is the first shipping company to equip the so-called 'megaships' with engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG). CMA CGM announced the decision on Tuesday to coincide with the United Nation's COP23 conference on … [Read more...]

CMA CGM to Build World’s Largest Containerships at Chinese Yards -China Daily

SHANGHAI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - French shipping group CMA CGM plans to build nine of the world's largest container ships at two Chinese shipyards, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co confirmed that it and its sister yard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co, had received a letter of intent from CMA CGM for the ships, … [Read more...]