Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Poland: Baltic Hub welcomes the world’s largest LNG-powered container ship

He The world’s largest LNG-powered container ship, CMA CGM Concorde, has arrived at the Baltic Hub, Poland. This is the second scale of Test-as-a-Service that has just launched French Asia Line 1a direct route between South Korea and Northern Europe.

Starting in October, South Korean ships will arrive at the Baltic Hub terminal on a regular weekly basis.

The container ship CMA CGM Concorde, built in 2021, is 400 meters long and 62 meters wide and has a capacity of 23,000 TEU. It is one of the largest ships to have reached the Baltic Hub so far.

The French-flagged CMA CGM Concorde is also the largest LNG-powered container ship in the world. The use of LNG propulsion brings a number of economic benefits, including a reduction in transport time and energy consumption. In addition, it contributes significantly to protecting the environment by significantly reducing the emission of air pollutants.

The CMA CGM Concorde is the second ship to arrive at the Gdansk terminal as part of the recently launched FAL 1 service. Previously, on August 15, the arrival of the first ship of this service, the CMA CGM Zheng He, which sails under the Maltese flag.

FAL 1 is a new direct shipping service connecting the Baltic Hub with Busan, the largest container port in South Korea and the sixth largest container port in the world.

The French Asia Line 1 (FAL1) is the fourth Ocean Alliance line between the Far East and Northern Europe. CMA CGM operates this service with 13 vessels with a total capacity of 17,859 to 23,112 TEU. The FAL 1 route includes the ports of Gdansk – Wilhelmshaven – Rotterdam – Algeciras – Port Klang – Busan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Singapore – Tangier – Dunkirk – Le Havre and Hamburg.

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