CMA CGM celebrates dual launching of 15,000 TEU LNG ships

The construction of container ships is progressing dynamically, with the giant container liner CMA CGM announcing on social media the launch of two newbuildings.

The French container liner CMA CGM celebrates a “significant milestone” by launching two 15,000 TEU LNG ships.

In particular, the ships referred in the company’s statement are the “CMA CGM Maui” and “CMA CGM Big Sur,” both of which have been built in China.

“After four months of rigorous construction side by side in the same dry dock, these two 15,000 TEU LNG vessels embarked on their maiden voyage on the Yangzi River in Shanghai,” said the Marseille-based shipping liner CMA CGM Group, a global player in shipping and logistics in a LinkedIn post.

“A big shout out to our new building supervision team at CMA Ships for achieving this remarkable feat. We now look forward to the next four months of outfitting works and testing leading up to their delivery,” added the company.

Few months ago, CMA CGM took delivery of three new LNG-powered ships, the 15,300 TEUs “CMA CGM Cedrus,” the 13,000 TEUs “CMA CGM Bahia,” and the 7,300 TEUs “CMA CGM Legacy.”

Each vessel showcases different sizes and innovations, but they all have one thing in common as they are LNG powered.

CMA CGM aims to have 120 vessels operating low carbon fuels by 2028, furthering its objective to reduce carbon emissions.