CMA CGM Jacques Saade sets loaded containers record
FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM said its 23,000-TEU mega ship CMA CGM Jacques Saade has set a new world record for the highest number of full containers loaded on board a single vessel
11 April 2021 - 19:00
The ultra-large containership (ULCS) - the world's largest powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) - departed the port of Singapore last Thursday carrying 21,433 full TEU on board, surpassing its previous record of 20,723 set in October.
The vessel is currently en-route to Europe on the FAL 1 service, laden with containers of household goods, electronic items, machineries and personal protection equipment.
On the very same voyage, the vessel was also fuelled with 6,801 cubic meters of LNG at the port of Singapore for the first time, making the vessel the largest containership to conduct ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Asia.
Built at CSSC's shipyard in Shanghai, CMA CGM Jacques Saade is the first in a series of nine LNG-powered sister ships with capacity to hold 23,000 TEU. The vessels were ordered by CMA CGM in 2017. The group's fleet of LNG containerships will grow to 32 by the end of 2022.
LNG fuel, which enables a 99 per cent reduction in sulfur dioxide and fine particle emissions and an 85 per cent reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions, is a key component of the CMA CGM Group's environmental ambitions. The group has previously outlined its objective to be carbon neutral by 2050.
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