LNG dual-fuel 13K TEU CMA CGM Sao Paulo delivered

CMA CGM Sao Paulo, the fourth ship in the 13,000 TEU liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel containership series built by Hudong-Zhonghua for French shipping major CMA CGM Group, was named and delivered.

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding

As informed, the delivery ceremony took place at the Changxing Shipbuilding Base on May 23, 2024.

The vessel was designed by the 708th Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Corporation. It has a total length of 336 meters and a designed service speed of 21 knots. It uses an LNG dual-fuel power system and is equipped with a 14,000 cubic meter LNG cargo tank with a Mark III liquid cargo containment system.

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding

CMA CGM Sao Paulo, which recently completed its sea trials, will feature CMD-WinGD9X9DF-2.0 main engine, developed by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, and a next-generation intelligent control by exhaust recycling (iCER) system.

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The shipbuilder noted that the system can reduce methane slip in gas mode by 50% and greenhouse gas emissions by more than 28%.

Additionally, the containership comes with a huge wind deflector at the bow, which could save 2% to 4% of fuel consumption during actual operation. Furthermore, an energy-saving deflector is installed at the stern, which can improve the propeller propulsion efficiency, reduce energy consumption by about 1.5%, and reduce carbon dioxide gas emissions, according to Hudong-Zhonghua.

The shipbuilding company is constructing six containerships in this series for the French shipping heavyweight. Hudong-Zhonghua recently delivered another 13,000 TEU LNG-powered containership to CMA CGM, CMA CGM Paraty.

CMA CGM Bahia joined the shipowner’s fleet in December last year.

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