The family Saadé has extensively weighed the pros and cons, the gains and the costs, the risks. Now, the owners of CMA CGM have decided : to them, finished off the fuel oil and diesel fuel, and petroleum-derived products that are now moving forward 99 % of the vessels. The next vessel of the group from marseille will operate on natural gas, a fuel far less polluting. This will be in particular the case of nine giants of the sea, of which CMA CGM has placed an order in September, has announced, Tuesday, 7 November. The shipowner has reached an agreement with China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the company chinese State, which will manufacture both the engines and the container. Delivery expected in 2020.
The price of gas should remain fairly low
For the first time in the world, container of large dimension will therefore use almost exclusively of the gas. “It is the fuel of the future, and we hope that our competitors will follow,” says Ludovic Gerard, one of the leaders of the company, number three in the global maritime container transport. The reflections of the same type are in use at MSC, the number two international. A small revolution in economic and ecological is running.