Total, CMA CGM in the first container ship in France – fr

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Total, CMA CGM in the first container ship in France – fr


The French energy group Total announced on Monday that it had carried out the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation for container ships in France.

The largest LNG bunker in service, Total’s Gas Agility, completed the refueling of the largest LNG-powered container ship in the world, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, at the port of Dunkirk on Friday evening, April 30, 16,400 m3 of LNG.

This inaugural operation also marks the first loading by the Dunkirk LNG terminal of a small LNG carrier and the first LNG bunkering operation at the Flanders terminal with simultaneous freight operations, Total said.

Above all, Total said the transaction underlines cooperation between all partners of the “Green Loop” project consortium, which includes Total, the Dunkirk LNG terminal, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and CMA CGM.

Co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the Mechanism for Interconnection in Europe (CEF) – transport sector, the overall objective of the project is to promote the decarbonization of maritime transport by deploying a larger LNG bunkering solution. scale in Northern Europe.

Total said that key investments, essential to enable the operation, had been made as part of the project to strengthen the capacity of the Dunkirk LNG terminal to offer small-scale LNG services. Total Gas Agility loading LNG at the DKLNG terminal – © Dunkerque LNG

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