LNG-powered CMA CGM Tivoli joins CMA CGM’s fleet

French shipping major CMA CGM has taken delivery of the fourth ship in a series of ten new 2,000 TEU containerships powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).

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Organized at HD Hyundai Mipo in Ulsan, South Korea, the naming and delivery ceremony for the ship CMA CGM Tivoli took place on June 16, 2024. This event marks the official entry of the fourth vessel in a series of ten specially designed for Northern Europe feeder services.

The ship features increased capacity for refrigerated containers and innovative forward accommodation to enhance cargo loading and aerodynamics, CMA CGM revealed.

The delivery is part of CMA CGM’s fleet renewal program, which has seen an investment of more than $15 billion. The investment is part of the group’s efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The first containership in this series, CMA CGM Mermaid, was delivered to CMA CGM in February this year.

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These ships are 204.29 meters long and 29.6 meters wide to improve the ships’ hydrodynamic and aerodynamic performance. The design also features an almost inverted straight bow with an integrated bow bulb aimed at better hydrodynamic performance to reduce fuel consumption by 15% per trip, according to CMA CGM.

These ships are powered by 12-megawatt MAN dual-fuel LNG engines. They can also carry biogas produced from bio-waste and are convertible to e-methane produced from decarbonized hydrogen.

The ten new containerships will also be equipped with an alternator coupled to the main propulsion engine, which will provide the energy needed to power the onboard electrical installations once at sea.

The fleet has been designed in cooperation with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Danish engineering firm Odense Marine Technique (OMT), which converted the concept into an industrial prototype.