On her maiden voyage on the CMA CGM Group’s iconic French Asia Line (FAL 1), connecting Asia with Europe, the container ship Jacques Saadé called at the port of Rotterdam, where its liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks with a capacity of 18,600 m³ were filled.
In October 2020, the world’s first LNG-powered containership with a capacity of 23,000 containers (twenty-foot equivalent units), set a world record for the number of full containers loaded on a single vessel. On her departure from Singapore Jacques Saadé was carrying a record 20,723 full containers.
Jacques Saadé already assured of her place in history because of her innovative technology, is now a record-breaker and symbolizes the CMA CGM Group’s operational, commercial and environmental excellence.
In 2022 CMA CGM will operate a fleet of 26 ships using this mode of propulsion.
The world’s largest containership using a standard propulsion, HMM Algeciras is the first of twelve 24,000 TEU-class containerships under construction for the Korean HMM. The vessel measures 399.9 meters long by 61 meters wide and has a nominal TEU capacity of 23,964, earning it the title of the world’s largest containership. On her maiden voyage from the port of Yantian in China to Rotterdam in May 2020, the vessel was loaded with 19,621 containers.
(Source: CMA CGM/HMM – Image: Jacques Saadé bunkering in Rotterdam/Port of Rotterdam)