Largest LNG powered container ship launched.

The world’s largest LNG powered container ship was launched in Shanghai in September 2019. It is the first ultra large vessel that will be powered entirely by liquified natural gas. Unlike other vessels that install expensive scrubbers to clean the exhaust gases of high sulphur content or other vessels that use low sulphur fuel to comply with IMO regulations due to come into force in 2020 that mandates vessels to drastically cut their sulphur emissions, this vessel utilizes LNG which reduces sulphur emissions by 99%, nitrogen oxides by 85% and carbon dioxide by 20%, the shipping line said.

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