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CMA CGM deploys six large LNG-powered container ships on USA-China

Container line CMA CGM will in October take delivery of the first of a total six new LNG-powered ships, which will service the route between China and Los Angeles. CMA CGM will by 2022 have 32 LNG-powered ships in its fleet of 538 ships.

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French container line CMA CGM, which is betting big on LNG as a more climate friendly replacement for traditional heavy fuel oil, will dedicate six new large LNG-powered container ships to its China-Los Angeles route.

The first of the six LNG-powered ships, which can hold 15,000 teu, will be delivered in October this year, and during 2022 CMA CGM expects to have a total of 32 LNG-powered container ships of various sizes in the water, says the company in an update.

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