Friday 28th Feb 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

ContainerShips introduces LNG-powered ‘Arctic’

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CMA CGM Group company, ContainerShips has introduced its fourth container ship powered by liquified natural gas.

The 1,380-TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) ContainerShips ‘Arctic’, is the latest addition to the existing three containerships powered by liquified natural gas, (LNG), and will carry out its first bunkering in Rotterdam.

From there, it will fuel  approximately 200 metric tonnes of natural gas via ship-to-ship bunkering.

The ship will then be phased into CMA CGM’s Baltic feeder services, before joining Containerships’ BALT-1 short-sea line in early 2021.

Due to CMA CGM Group’s environmental initiatives, the company has reduced its CO2 emissions per container transported by 50% between 2005 and 2015 and has set a new reduction target of an additional 30% by 2025.

As part of its sustainability goals, the company will no longer allow any of its vessels through the Northern Sea Routes, so as to protect the unique ecosystems in the Arctic.

The world’s first partnership to successfully test a latest-generation biofuel, made from recycled vegetable oils and forest residues, and reduces CO2 emissions by 80% over the entire life cycle, was carried out in partnership with IKEA.