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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 

European container transport company Containerships, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, has announced the delivery of its second container ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The new vessel, named Containerships Polar, was built at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. As the second LNG-powered ship for Containerships and the CMA CGM Group, the Containerships Polar has been phased into the redesigned BALT 2 service in the Port of Rotterdam, linking Northern Europe with the Baltic States and Russia. 

With its dimensions and its high ice class, the Containerships Polar is intended for the navigational and climatic challenges of its operational area in Northern Europe and the Baltics. The ship claims best-in-class container intake, with capacity for a high number of 40ft and 45ft pallet-wide high cube containers.

The 1380 TEU ship is 170m long, 27m wide and 6.9m draught. Classed to Ice Class 1A, she is powered by a 10,080kW dual-fuel main engine. The ship's first LNG bunkering is being carried out in Rotterdam where it will fuel about 200t of LNG via ship-to-ship bunkering.

Containerships Polar, alongside sister ship Containerships Nord, will soon be joined by two more LNG-fuelled vessels, Containerships Arctic and Containerships Aurora.

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