CMA CGM Adds Bow Windshield to Boxship: Report
CMA CGM has been a big investor in LNG bunkering, and more recently has also started to order methanol-fuelled boxships. File Image / Pixabay
French container line CMA CGM is reported to have added a bunker-saving bow windshield to one of its boxships.
The firm has retrofitted the 16,000 TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo with the windshield during a drydocking in China at the end of last year, container shipping intelligence service Alphaliner said in its weekly newsletter on Tuesday.
The windshields can cut a vessel's fuel consumption by as much as 4% by improving aerodynamics.
Shipping companies are increasingly investing in fuel efficiency systems as a means of cutting GHG emissions in the wake of stricter regulations and as a means of cutting their bunker bills.