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Malta first in Europe to welcome largest container ship powered by LNG

Christian Fernsby |
Malta welcomed the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the world’s largest containership powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), as she makes her first call in Europe at the Malta Freeport terminal with the presence of Dr Ian Borg, Minister for Transport in Malta, Julia Farrugia Portelli, Minister for Tourism in Malta and Brigitte Curmi, French Ambassador to Malta.

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Topics: MALTA   

This represents a highly symbolic call for the CMA CGM Group’s flagship, just a few days after she set a new world record for the number of full containers loaded on a single journey.

The CMA CGM jacques saade, the largest containership in the world with a capacity of 23,000 TEUs and powered by LNG, has arrived in Malta, her first port of call in Europe.

The CMA CGM Group’s flagship, which set a new world record when she left Singapore with a load of 20,723 full containers aboard, crossed the Indian Ocean and the Suez Canal to reach the Mediterranean, and will shortly continue her journey to Northern Europe.

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