World’s Largest LNG Powered Container Ship Makes First Call at Tanger-Med Port
Tangier – The world’s largest LNG powered container ship CMA CGM Jacques Saade arrived Monday at Tanger-Med port, for its first call in Morocco.
“CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered containership with a capacity of 23,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent) fully powered by LNG, arrive at Tanger-Med for its first call in Morocco,” CMA CGM Group said in a release.
CMA CGM Jacques Saade is the flagship vessel of the CMA CGM Group and takes the name of the Group’s founder.
In November 2017, Rodolphe Saadé decided to make CMA CGM the first shipowner in the world to equip its nine future 23,000-TEU vessels with engines powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The CMA CGM Group now operates 10 LNG-powered containerships and will have a fleet of 26 containerships of various sizes by 2022.
According to the group, LNG is a clean energy, currently considered as the least polluting type of fossil fuel. A substitute for fuel oil, LNG reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality by limiting polluting emissions.