CMA CGM 13,000 TEU dual-fuel boxship hits the water

In a spectacular ceremony the colossal containership CMA CGM Paraty has hit the waters.

The LNG dual-fuel 13,000 teu container ship, named CMA CGM Paraty, was built for the Marseille-based CMA CGM Group, a global player in shipping and logistics.

The ceremony for the undocking of the ship took place on September 20, marking the launching of the third 13,000 teu dual-fuel container ship built for CMA CGM.

Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding points out that this dual-fuel container ship “belongs to the latest generation of green, environmentally friendly, efficient, and energy-saving container vessels.”

The newly build vessel has impressive dimensions with a total length of 336 meters and a beam of 51 meters.

It is equipped with a 14,000 cubic meter MARK III LNG cargo tank, whilst CMA CGM Paraty can have a maximum carrying capacity of 13,200 TEUs.

Featuring features such as flexibility, leading technology, energy conservation and environmental protection, it will be the largest dual-fuel container ship operating on South American routes.

Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), said that at present, the first ship in this series has undergone regular sea trials, the construction of No.2 ship in the dock is progressing in an orderly manner, ship No. 4 has begun docking, whilst ship No. 5 will be docked on September 25.

Furthermore, the shipyard in a release notes that the ship´s main engine has been upgraded to adopt the world’s next-generation Intelligent Control Exhaust Gas Recirculation (ICER) system, which can reduce methane escape in gas mode by 50% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 28%.