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CMA CGM incorporates LNG at the core of its fuel policy

Only few peers opt for LNG as either a transitional fuel or a fuel for the next decades. A major shipper like Ikea does not count liquefied natural gas as a fuel for the future. Still, CMA CGM maintains LNG at the core of its bunker policy. ShippingWatch has interviewed the container line.

Container ship Jacques Saade Photo: PR/CMA CGM

Although CMA CGM works with a multi-dimensional strategy to comply with the sulfur rules that came into force on Jan. 1, the French container carrier wants to increase the use of LNG and maintain it at the core of its bunker strategy.

In its efforts to cut sulfur emissions to below 0.5 percent, CMA CGM, with its fleet of 506 vessels, has opted to sail on low sulfur fuels, install scrubbers on a number of ships and to use LNG for the propulsion of both huge and small container vessels.

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