CMA CGM's LNG container ship arrived for the first time at Antwerp Gateway

CMA CGM's LNG container ship arrived for the first time at Antwerp Gateway

Date: 01-24-2021

On 23 January, m / v CMA CGM SCANDOLA, the CMA / CGM container ship powered by LNG, arrived for the first time in the port of Antwerp at the Antwerp Gateway terminal of DP World Antwerp.

On 23 January, m / v CMA CGM SCANDOLA, the CMA / CGM container ship powered by LNG, arrived for the first time in the port of Antwerp via the Antwerp Gateway of DP World Antwerp. The ship, with a capacity of 15,000 TEU, is the first ship of its size to call at the port of Antwerp. It was welcomed during its maiden call in Antwerp by Jacques Vandermeiren and Annick De Ridder (POA), Dirk Van den Bosch and Tony Filibert (DP World Antwerp) and Patrick Kockx (CMA CGM Belgium).

The m / v Scandola (named after a nature reserve in Corsica) has a capacity of 15,000 TEUs, is 366 m long and 51 m wide. LNG helps maintain air quality by reducing 99% sulfur dioxide and particulate matter emissions and 92% nitrogen oxide emissions, and can reduce CO2 emissions by 20% compared to fuel-powered systems. The ship was welcomed on its maiden call to Port of Antwerp on January 24th by a delegation consisting of Jacques Vandermeiren (CEO Port of Antwerp), Annick De Ridder (port ships), Dirk Van den Bosch (CEO DP World Antwerp), Tony Filibert (CCO DP World) Antwerp) and Patrick Kockx (MD CMA CGM Belgium).

The future of LNG bunkering in the Port of Antwerp

The ship is not yet going to bunker in Port of Antwerp, but that is the future within the multi-fuel port vision of the port. LNG bunkering has been possible in the Port of Antwerp since 2012 (truck-to-ship), and since 2020 ship-to-ship. Port of Antwerp is one of the largest bunkering ports in the world (top 5).

Green terminal Antwerp Gateway

The Antwerp Gateway terminal, where the CMA CGM SCANDOLA is handled, is itself a frontrunner in terms of sustainability in the port of Antwerp. 42 of the 63 straddle carriers are hybrid, reducing the terminal's CO2 emissions by about 40% in recent years: from 8.3 kg / TEU in 2014 to about 4.9 kg / TEU in 2020. Almost 85% of the total electricity consumption at the terminal is produced locally and green with the on-site biogas plant and the windmill. This green energy is used by, amongst others, the automatic stacking cranes or ASCs that are unique for container handling in the port of Antwerp. By 2026, Antwerp Gateway will expand its ASC fleet of 10 modules with 17 additional modules, so that 80% of the container volume will be handled in this way instead of 50% now.

In the picture:

Jacques Vandermeiren (Port of Antwerp), Annick De Ridder (Port of Antwerp), Patrick Kockx (CMA CGM Belgium), Captain CMA CGM, Tony Filibert (DP World Antwerp), Dirk Van den Bosch (DP World Antwerp)–