The world’s first LNG-powered container ship- CMA CGM Jacques Saade,with a capacity of 23,000 containers (twenty-foot equivalent units), has set a world record for the number of full containers loaded on a single vessel.
On the departure of the vessel from Singapore on Monday 12th October 2020, the CMA CGM Group’s new flagship was carrying a record 20,723 full containers, a world record set by the global leader in shipping and logistics.
The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, an LNG-powered containership shows the CMA CGM Group’s commitment to energy transition in the shipping industry. LNG is currently the industry’s best available technology for preserving air quality, and also provides an initial response to the challenge of tackling climate change.
Amidst joining the Group’s fleet on 22nd September, the vessel is currently on her maiden voyage on the CMA CGM Group’s iconic French Asia Line (FAL 1), connecting Asia with Europe. This line provides a weekly service comprising 13 calls over the course of 84 days.
The CMA CGM Jacques Saade during her voyage made her call in Singapore and that is when it broke the world record in terms of the number of containers carried on a single vessel.
CMA CGM Jacques Saade that has already assured her place in history because of her innovative technology, is now a record-breaker and symbolises the CMA CGM Group’s operational, commercial and environmental excellence.