The two companies have signed agreement under which Total will deliver around 300,000 tonnes of LNG annually starting from 2020, MANA correspondent reported.
Total will provide a tailor made solution to CMA CGM and said it was already considering chartering an LNG bunkering vessel on a long term basis to deliver fuel to both the container line and other shipping companies in Europe.
“CMA CGM’s decision to adopt LNG propulsion for its new build container ships sends a strong signal to the maritime world.” said Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and ceo of Total. “The wider use of LNG as a fuel is an important component of Total’s LNG strategy, and we are delighted to support CMA CGM as it implements this ambitious project. This agreement highlights our involvement in developing dedicated supply chains for this new fuel.”