CMA CGM starts offering clients shipments delivered on biomethane-fuelled vessels

French liner CMA CGM is now offering to move cargo for clients on ships fuelled by biomethane, a renewable gas produced from sources including organic and plant waste.

The service is being made available on intra-European services operated by subsidiary Containerships. Customers will be able to cut their CO2 emissions by at least 67% on a well-to-wake basis, CMA CGM claimed in a release.

Customers will be able to cut their CO2 emissions by at least 67% on a well-to-wake basis

Guillaume Lathelize, senior vice-president, sales and marketing, commented: “Through the use of a non-fossil-fuel energy, we are enabling customers to reach a new milestone in improving the environmental performance of the shipment of their goods.”

To date, Marseille-based CMA CGM has been the most heavily invested carrier in LNG-powered boxships. By 2024, 44 of the group’s vessels will be LNG-powered.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. Inventing biomethane renewable gas from sources such as organic and industrial plant for fuelling large ships for navigating across the ocean, is indeed fascinating.

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