Which page are you looking for?

Login to MaltaFreeport

You are logged in as ''

Logout
Home » News » The 9th LNG powered containership CMA CGM Sorbonne makes its Maiden Call at Malta Freeport

The 9th LNG powered containership CMA CGM Sorbonne makes its Maiden Call at Malta Freeport


Malta Freeport has just welcomed the ninth LNG-powered mega containership,  CMA CGM Sorbonne. The Sorbonne is the last in this series of super containerships operating on the prestigious French Asia Line Service (FAL 1) making its maiden call in Malta. This impressive new fleet emits up to 20 per cent less CO2 when compared with conventional fuel-powered systems, allowing for a 99% reduction in sulphur dioxide emissions, a 91% reduction in fine particles and a 92% reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions. Malta Freeport is able to attract business of this nature due to the strategic decision taken to invest in six megamax quay cranes, which have the capability to stack rows 11-containers-high onto these huge ships. CMA CGM intends to expand its LNG-powered fleet to 44 containerships by the end of 2024. This technology is one of the first steps towards achieving the CMA CGM Group’s target to become carbon neutral by 2050.