CMA CGM stands up for LNG after criticism of methane pollution

Shipping's growing use of LNG is partly responsible for an increase in emissions of greenhouse gas methane. However, this does not change French CMA CGM's major bet on the natural gas. "We are convinced that this will improve," SVP of Environment tells ShippingWatch. Updated.

Container ship Jacques Saadé, with a capacity of 23,112 teu, is just one of several CMA CGM vessels that will soon sail on LNG. | Photo: PR/CMA CGM

French container line CMA CGM stands up for the use of LNG as a marine fuel. According to the shipping company, it is currently the best green solution.

The criticism of LNG as a sustainable fuel has flared up after the latest version of the IMO's climate report revealed a significant increase in emissions of the dangerous greenhouse gas. In just six years, emissions have gone up 150 percent.

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