LNG is the fuel of choice, maritime shipper says

5 Dec 2017   LNG

Two French companies, supermajor Total and maritime shipper CMA CGM, agree on LNG as a fuel source with deliveries slated for 2020. Photo courtesy of Total Dec. 4 (UPI) — After reaching a supply agreement with French supermajor Total, shipping group CMA CGM said that liquefied natural gas is the maritime fuel of the future. French container shipping company CMA CGM and Total announced in a joint statement Monday an agreement spanning 10 years will begin at the start of the new decade. An “unprecedented” volume of 300,000 tons of liquefied natural gas will fuel nine of CMA’s vessels from 2020 onward. “LNG is the fuel of the future for shipping,” Rodolphe SaadĂ©, the shipping company’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement . The shipper added that, by its account, it’s the first company of its kind to outfit its vessels with LNG propulsion. Total in July said […]

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