Date: 23/09/2022

CMA CGM Group orders seven new biogas-powered ships to serve the French West Indies
During a trip to Martinique and Guadeloupe, Mr Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Of?cer of the CMA CGM Group, a world market leader in shipping, land, air and logistics solutions, announced the rollout of seven new container ships powered by biogas to enhance and modernise services to the French West Indies. 
Delivered gradually as of 2024, the seven new container ships – four 7,300 TEU vessels and three 7,900 TEU vessels, each with 1,385 reefer plugs – will serve Guadeloupe and Martinique, significantly increasing services to the two islands, while also maintaining the same service standards, reliability and regularity. They will replace smaller ships dedicated to routes between the French West Indies, France and Europe.
In order to cope with these larger capacity vessels, the CMA CGM Group will help to modernise and increase the capacity of the biggest shipping ports in Guadeloupe and Martinique, as well as making wharfs larger. Fort de France and Pointe à Pitre, central hubs of the Caribbean and South America, will be the starting point for transhipment to Guyana, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy and northeast Brazil, said a release. 
Source: Exim News Service: Marseille, Sept. 22