CMA CGM 18,000 TEU ship Kerguelen (Photo: CMA CGM)
The company has revealed the plan to equip nine of its 22,000 TEU ships with engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The new vessels to be delivered in 2020 will emit 25% CO2, 85% nitrogen oxides, and 99% sulphur and fine particles less, when comparing to vessels running on heavy fuel oil.
"We have made the bold decision to equip our future 22,000 TEU vessels with a technology firmly focused on the protection of the environment. By choosing LNG, CMA CGM confirms its ambition to be a leading force in the industry in environmental protection by being a pioneer in innovative and eco-responsible technologies," Rodolphe Saadé, CEO, CMA CGM, said.