CMA CGM and Total to develop LNG ship refueling in Marseille

Financial Post | Dec 4, 2019 at 10:18 AM
  • Container shipping firm CMA CGM will use the French Mediterranean port of Marseille for refueling some of its planned gas-powered vessels, backed by a supply partnership with energy group Total.
  • Total will supply around 270,000 tonnes of LNG per year over 10 years at Marseille, while also providing a complementary refueling service in Singapore.
  • A constraint with LNG refueling is that it takes about twice as long as for traditional oil-based ship fuel, partly due to security requirements, Xavier Leclercq, CMA CGM’s fleet director.