Containerships Takes Delivery of First LNG-Fueled Ship M/S Containerships Nord

Containerships has taken delivery of its first LNG-fueled container ship, M/S Containerships Nord. The 1,400 TEU vessel was built at Wenchong Shipyard, China, and 3 sister vessels are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2019.

Containerships’ parent company, CMA CGM, has sublet M/S Containerships Nord for its trade lanes. Collectively, the companies have 13 newbuilds powered by LNG on their order books to be delivered between 2018 and 2020. This includes CMA CGM's nine 22,000-TEU vessels on order with China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

LNG emits zero sulfur oxides (SOx), virtually zero particulate matter (PM). And emits 90% less nitrogen oxides (NOx). Compared with conventional fuels, realistic reductions of GHG is by 10-20.