Containerships Announced Second LNG-Powered Ship ‘the CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR’

Containerships Announced Second LNG-Powered Ship 'the CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR'

Containerships, which is an expert in Intra-Europe and a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group (a world leader in shipping and logistics), announced that it took delivery of its second container ship which is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR.

A new LNG ship joins the fleet: CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR

On June 23,2019 the CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR will be phased into the redesigned BALT 2 service in the Port of Rotterdam as the second LNG-powered ship for Containerships and the CMA CGM Group. At the beginning of May, the 1,380-TEU vessel started its voyage from Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China to Northern Europe where it will operate alongside its sister ship CONTAINERSHIPS NORD.

The CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR is suited for the navigational and climatic challenges of its operational area in Northern Europe and the Baltics because of its dimensions and its high ice class. Containerships is underlining its customer-oriented approach and the ship provides best-in-class container intake with an exceptional high intake of 40ft and 45ft pallet-wide high cube containers.

At the end of June, in Rotterdam the vessel’s first LNG bunkering will be carried out where it will fuel an approximate of 200 metric tons of liquefied natural gas via ship-to-ship bunkering.

Till the end of the year, with its future sister ships CONTAINERSHIPS ARCTIC and CONTAINERSHIPS AURORA, two more LNG-powered vessels will join the fleet.

At a glance – CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR:

  • Capacity: 1,380 TEU / 360 Reefer Plugs
  • LOA, Width, Draft: 170 m, 27 m, 6.9 m
  • Propulsion: Dual-Fuel LNG (10080 KW)
  • Ice Class: 1A
  • Shipyard: Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard

BALT 2 – a redesigned environmentally-friendly service covering Northern Europe

The CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR will link Northern Europe with the Baltic states and Russia and will be deployed in the redesigned weekly BALT 2 service. A total of seven major European ports are served, which includes the Port of Rotterdam which acts as an important transshipment hub, but also as bunkering port for the LNG vessels. With transit times of only 3-5 days, the BALT 2 service offers a fast and highly reliable connection between Northern Continent and the Baltics.

Moreover, customers of Containerships can profit from excellent transshipment and sustainable multimodal on-carriage solutions in the respective ports for further distribution of their goods.

Port rotation:
Teesport – Zeebrugge – Rotterdam – Helsinki – St. Petersburg – Riga – Gdynia – Teesport

Deployed Ships:
CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR (1,380 TEU), CONTAINERSHIPS NORD (1,380 TEU)

Reference: cma-cgm.com

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