CMA CGM sticks with LNG despite World Bank's criticism of the fuel

A much-discussed report from the World Bank, which dismisses LNG as a fuel option to achieve the IMO's 2050 climate target, does not change French CMA CGM's plans to launch more LNG-fueled container vessels, the company says to ShippingWatch.

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French container line CMA CGM, which currently invests heavily in LNG-powered container vessels, has no plans to deviate from its course just because a new report from the World Bank rejects LNG as a usable fuel to reduce shipping's emissions and achieve the 2050 climate target. 

"The choice of LNG is now emerging as a mature energy solution from an industrial point of view, especially effective in terms of environmental protection," writes CMA CGM to ShippingWatch.

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