CMA CGM’s newest LNG-powered vessel completes its maiden voyage
Containerships Borealis (Contships Borealis), the newest LNG-powered vessel of CMA CGM’s unit, arrives at the Shortsea Terminal of Rotterdam, Heijplaat, on 1 March.
The container ship took off on its maiden journey on 1 February 2021 from Yantian, China.
The Cyprus-flagged vessel is 170 meters long, with a width of 27 meters and a capacity of 1,400 TEUs.
An Intra-European shipping company, the Containerships operates 32 vessels and possesses 700 trucks, as well as train and inland shipping facilities.
The company operates 32 vessels, including 4 running on LNG. These include Containerships Nord, Containerships Aurora, Containerships Polar, and Containerships Arctic. Containerships Borealis is the tenth LNG-powered vessel of CMA CGM‘s fleet.
CMA CGM’s goal is to increase the number of ships running on natural gas up to 26 by 2022.
Both Port of Rotterdam Authority and CMA CGM encourage the energy transition in shipping from fuel oil to LNG as a fuel for maritime shipping.