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...]

Damen to Build Two LNG-Battery Hybrid Ferries for Seaspan

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has been awarded a contract to build two hybrid LNG/battery-powered roll-on/roll-off ferries for British Columbia-based Seaspan Ferries. The vessels will be constructed at Damen's shipyard in Mangalia, Romania with delivery planned for 2021. The 149-meter vessels will be built with 1,034 lane meters and have 209 cubic meter LNG storage onboard, as … [Read more...]

Gibdock Completes Major LNG Conversion on Baleària Ferry Napoles

Gibraltar's Gibdock shipyard has completed a major conversion project on the Baleària ferry Napoles, converting the vessel LNG fuel. The three-month conversion project was one of the largest projects ever undertaken by the shipyard, located on the Mediterranean side of the Strait of Gibraltar. The 186m long Napoles, which has capacity for 1,600 passengers and 1,430 lane … [Read more...]

LNG Makes Its Case as the ‘Greenest’ Alternative to Oil

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - LNG is the most environmentally friendly, readily available fuel for shipping today – and in the foreseeable future, according to a new study. With the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap regulations coming into force next January, along with its target of halving C02 emissions from shipping by 2050, decisions need to be taken on alternative fuels. At … [Read more...]