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BY CARL COLLEN

Thursday 8th April 2021, 03:51 Central Time

CMA CGM vessel breaks container record

Group's Jacques Saade ship sets a new world record for full containers onboard as it leaves Singapore

CMA CGM vessel breaks container record

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The CMA CGM Jacques Saade has set a new world record of the highest number of full containers aboard a single vessel.

When it departed the port of Singapore on 8 April, the 23,000-TEU vessel was carrying 21,433 full containers (20ft equivalent units) onboard.

Currently en-route to Europe on the FAL 1 service, the milestone voyage also saw th vessel being fuelled with 6,801m3 of LNG at the port of Singapore for the first time.

This makes it the largest container vessel to conduct ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations in Asia.

"The CMA CGM Jacques Saade and the current deployed fleet of LNG-powered vessels demonstrate the CMA CGM group’s commitment to energy transition in the shipping industry," the group outlined.

"Today, LNG is the most advanced solution when it comes to preserving air quality. This technology is one of the first steps towards achieving CMA CGM Group’s ambitious 2050 objective of carbon neutrality. The Group’s fleet of LNG containerships will grow to 32 by the end of 2022."

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