Containerships introduces its second LNG-powered ship for its Baltic service

Containerships introduces its second LNG-powered ship CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR and optimises its Baltic service.

  • A pioneer in the use of LNG, the CMA CGM Group will operate 20 LNG-powered vessels by 2022
  • BALT II – a redesigned service for Continental Europe, the Baltics and Russia, covering major ports with highly competitive transit times.
  • A fully eco-friendly multimodal supply chain for customers.

Containerships, an expert in Intra-Europe and a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is pleased to announce it took delivery of its second container ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR.

A new LNG ship joins the fleet: CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR
As the second LNG-powered ship for Containerships and the CMA CGM Group, the CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR will be phased into the redesigned BALT 2 service in the Port of Rotterdam on June 23rd, 2019. At the beginning of May, the 1,380-TEU vessel started its voyage from Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China to Northern Europe where it will operate alongside its sister ship CONTAINERSHIPS NORD.

With its dimensions and its high ice class, the CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR is suited for the navigational and climatic challenges of its operational area in Northern Europe and the Baltics. Moreover, the ship provides best-in-class container intake: with an exceptional high intake of 40ft and 45ft pallet-wide high cube containers, Containerships is underlining its customer-oriented approach.

At the end of June, the vessel’s first LNG bunkering will be carried out in Rotterdam where it will fuel an approximate of 200mt of liquefied natural gas via ship-to-ship bunkering.

With its future sister ships CONTAINERSHIPS ARCTIC and CONTAINERSHIPS AURORA, two more LNG-powered vessels will join the fleet until the end of the year.

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