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KSA receives first and largest container ship powered by LNG

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The container ship has a capacity of 23,000 standard containers

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by Jeddah Islamic Port, has received the first and largest container ship in the world completely powered by environment friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). This marks the container ship’s first visit to Saudi Arabia and Jeddah Islamic Port, which is characterized by its high capacity to receive the world’s largest ships.

The container ship has a capacity of 23,000 standard containers, with a length of 400 meters and a width of 61 meters. The French CMA CGM container ship was completed and entered service in September 2020.

This pioneering event comes as a continuation of the strategic partnership between Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and CMA CGM, a leading shipping and logistics firm, with the support of the Saudi logistics system and the follow-up from the Minister of Transport Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, to increase the power of linking Saudi ports with international ports.

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