Shipping major CMA CGM is set to dedicate six liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containerships to its China-Los Angeles service.
They will be the largest container vessels powered by LNG to call the US.
The first of these new vessels will be delivered in October, and all ships will be fully operational by the end of 2022.
The company is currently operating 12 LNG-powered containerships, a fleet that will grow to 32 containerships of various sizes by 2022.
“This technology is one of the first steps towards achieving CMA CGM Group’s ambitious 2050 objective of carbon neutrality,” said chairman and chief executive Rodolphe Saadé.