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MSC charters 11 LNG-fueled container ships

Yet another container line opts for LNG as a fuel to propel its fleet. This time, the company is Maersk's alliance partner MSC, which charters 11 LNG-powered ships from Eastern Pacific.

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MSC, Maersk's alliance partner in the 2M alliance, enters a deal with Eastern Pacific to charter 11 container vessels set to sail on LNG, a spokesperson for the company informs ShippingWatch.

The Italian-owned shipping line is thus the latest in a series of carriers to select LNG as a source of propulsion, despite the fact that the fuel remains a fossil fuel. In defense of their decision, most cite that LNG is currently the best option available.

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