Eastern Pacific Shipping completes 150th LNG bunkering
Singapore-based ship management company Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has completed its 150th liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation.
The bunkering operation involving a 366-meter-long boxship took place at Yangshan, Shanghai, EPS said on February 5, 2024.
The 15,000 TEU dual fuel containership CMA CGM Bali, managed by EPS, received 9,498 cbm of LNG from bunker vessel Hai Gang Wei Lai, managed by Shanghai International Port (Group) (SIPG).
“A significant milestone indeed since our first LNG bunkering operations in November 2020. To date, we have cumulatively received 404,958MT of LNG over our fleet of DF Vessels,” the ship management company said.
“We believe that sustainability begins with accountability and we continue to be committed to leading the industry’s energy transition as we work towards lowering our emissions powered by cleaner alternatives.”
Sailing the flag of Malta, the 2021-built CMA CGM Bali is one of several LNG-powered containerships ordered by Eastern Pacific Shipping and chartered to French shipping major CMA CGM. It is one of the world’s first neo-Panamax container vessels powered by LNG and using the MAN B&W 11G90ME-GI engine.
Back in 2022, CMA CGM and oil and gas company TotalEnergies launched the first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation at the Port of Marseille Fos in Southern France. CMA CGM Bali was refueled by TotalEnergies’ Gas Vitality with around 6,000 cbm of LNG, in a ship-to-ship transfer.