Through the CMA CGM Fund for Energies, CMA CGM is supporting the construction of Neoliner, the first ro-ro sailing ship to be built by the RMK MARINE shipyard for the shipowner Neoline, to be launched in June 2025 on transatlantic routes.
The 136-meter-long Ro-Ro vessel is equipped with two 76-meter high Solidsails folding carbon masts.
Thanks to its 3000m2 of sails, developed by the "Chantiers de L’Atlantique", this vessel will emit 80% to 90% less greenhouse gases than a traditional vessel of comparable size, and virtually no SOx, NOx and particles.
The acquisition of a stake in Neoline will enable the Group to improve its knowledge of sail technology, a medium-term solution on the windiest routes.
"The Group, committed to be Net Zero by 2050, has been involved for years in the development of innovative projects and prototypes, to accelerate the decarbonization of the maritime sector. We are convinced that several technologies will have to coexist to build the low-emission transport solutions of tomorrow. With the support of the CMA CGM Fund for Energies, Neoliner aims to be the first sailing cargo in operation as soon as 2025." Emilie Espanet, Head of CMA CGM Fund for Energies said.
Source: CMA CGM