French shipping major, CMA CGM has carried out its first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation in Spain together with energy companies Enagás and Repsol.
According to World Maritime News, it was the first pipe-to-ship LNG bunkering operation on a containership at Enagás’ regasification plant in Cartagena terminal.
Specifically, the vessel named Borealis, owned by CMA CGM’s intra-European subsidiary Containerships was bunkered in this operation.
“This very first marks the extension of our LNG infrastructure solutions for our LNG-powered fleet, that will count 44 ships by 2024”, said CMA CGM.
To achieve this aim, CMA CGM selected Wärtsilä, the Finnish technology group, to supply a range of solutions for its newbuild LNG containerships and support its maritime decarbonisation operations.