CMA CGM has been a significant early adopter of LNG bunkering. File Image / Pixabay
French container line CMA CGM has announced a partnership with gas company Engie to develop bio- and synthetic LNG supply for its ships.
The two firms have decided to establish 'a long-term strategic and industrial cooperation focused on the production of decarbonized fuels,' the shipping company said in a statement on its website this week.
French energy company Total currently provides the majority of the LNG consumed by CMA CGM's gas-powered ships.
"ENGIE is leading further synthetic methane production industrial projects in which CMA CGM will have the possibility to invest, including by means of multi-year purchase commitments," CMA CGM said in the statement.
"These projects will harness various technologies, such as pyro-gasification or methanation using green hydrogen and captured CO2."