MSC Returns to Chantiers de l’Atlantique for Two More LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

MSC Cruises hsa returned to the France’s Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard for two more LNG-powered cruise ships worth over 2 billion euros.  The two parties on Monday announced that a firm contract has been signed for the construction of two additional MSC World Class ships scheduled for delivery in 2025 and 2027.  The inaugural cruise ship in MSC World Class … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Leads Container Lines in Switch to LNG Fuel

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - CMA CGM shortsea subsidiary Containerships has received its fourth LNG-powered vessel, the 1,380 teu Containerships Arctic. The vessel will bunker with approximately 200 tons of LNG at Rotterdam and will be deployed on the intra-European carrier’s Baltic service after a period covering for CMA CGM on its Baltic feeder service network. The … [Read more...]

CMA CGM and TOTAL Sign Major LNG Bunkering Deal

By Gus Trompiz PARIS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Container shipping firm CMA CGM will use the French Mediterranean port of Marseille for refuelling some of its planned gas-powered vessels, backed by a supply partnership with energy group Total. Total will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a refuelling barge to enable CMA CGM to refuel LNG-powered vessels at the Marseille-Fos hub … [Read more...]

Singapore Pushes Shipping to Adopt Cleaner Fuels

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Singapore is pushing the shipping industry to use cleaner fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a bid to reduce the city state's carbon emissions, the Maritime and Port Authority's (MPA) chief said on Friday. The country is introducing incentives for ships to install engines that use alternative fuels with lower carbon … [Read more...]

1,000 Feeder Ship to Test Carbon-Neutral Synthetic Natural Gas

The 1,036-teu containership Wes Amelie will become the first ship in world to trial carbon-neutral synthetic natural gas on a voyage set to take place in 2020. During the trial, Wes Amelie will replace a share of the LNG used during a roundtrip voyage with SNG produced from “green hydrogen,” i.e. hydrogen that is produced from renewable sources. A total of twenty tons of … [Read more...]