World’s First LNG-Powered ‘Megaship’ Launched in China

The world’s first ultra-large containership to be powered by liquefied natural gas was launched in China this week. CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE is the first of nine French-flagged LNG-powered containerships with 23,000 teu capacity for French shipping giant CMA CGM. A launching event for the vessel took place this week at Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipyard attended by … [Read more...]

CMA CGM to Have 20 LNG-Powered Containerships by 2022

French shipping giant CMA CGM will have taken delivery of 20 LNG-fueled containerships by 2022 as the world’s fourth largest carrier seeks to cut its carbon footprint. Marking the occasion of last week's World Environment Day, CMA CGM said that since 2015 it has cut CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometer by 17 percent, in line with it’s goal of around 30 … [Read more...]

Hapag-Lloyd to Convert 15,000 TEU Containership to LNG Fuel

Hapag-Lloyd announced Tuesday it will retrofit its 15,000 TEU ship Sajir to cleaner burning LNG fuel, becoming the first in the world to convert a ship of this size to LNG power. The German shipping line said it hopes the pilot project will pave the way for converting large ships to liquefied natural, helping to eliminate 15 to 30 percent of CO2 emissions compared to … [Read more...]

NASSCO Completes Bunkering for World’s Second LNG-Powered Containership – Perla Del Caribe

General Dynamics NASSCO says it has successfully completed the LNG bunkering for the Perla Del Caribe, the world's second containership to be powered by liquefied natural gas. The Perla Del Caribe received 210,000 gallons of LNG fuel over a 48-hour period beginning December 11th. The amount is nearly double the amount bunkered for its sister ship, the Isla Bella, the world's … [Read more...]

Construction Contract Signed for North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge

A division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC has been awarded a construction contract to build the first LNG bunker barge in North America that will be used to service TOTE's LNG-powered ships. The barge was ordered by WesPac Midstream, LLC and its affiliate Clean Marine Energy, LLC and will be constructed at the Conrad Orange Shipyard in Orange, Texas. The barge is expected to be … [Read more...]