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December 4, 2017

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CMA CGM is come to an agreement with Total for the destined supplies of GNL to its new mega-ships

The agreement of the duration ten-year-old beginning from 2020 previews million supplying three tons of which liquified natural gas

The French shipowning group CMA CGM has signed an agreement with the oil company Total that the supply by this last one of about 300 thousand tons of natural gas which liquified for the duration per year previews ten-year-old beginning from 2020. The fuel, that it will be supplied by the Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, the branch of the French oil group that takes care of the fuel commercialization to marine use, will be used for feeding the systems of propulsion of the nine new portacontainer of the unitary ability to 22.000 teu that the shipowning company will take in delivery that beginning from date(on 18 September 2017).

Total has announced of having to the examination the possibility to rent in the long term a ship in order to carry out the which liquified natural gas refuelings, ship that would be employed in order to not only resupply the ships of CMA CGM in Europe, but also to other customers in the same region.

The agreement includes also a preliminary understanding for the possible supply by Total of lubricants for the nine portacontenitori of new construction.

"The which liquified natural gas - it has emphasized the president and managing director of CMA CGM, Rodolphe Saadé - is the fuel of the future for the shipping. With this decision to the vanguard of the group CMA CGM the entire industry of the marine transport will benefit of the new chains of supplying that will be gone to constitute. CMA CGM is getting ahead own increase through a combination between development, rise of the economic results and environmental responsibility. Putting together the competences of two French companies, each leader in own field, we are consolidating the pre-eminent role of France for a more sustainable transport and in favour of the energetic transition".

"The decision of CMA CGM to adopt the propulsion based on the GNL for its portacontainer of new construction - it has observed the president and managing director of Total, Patrick Pouyanné - sends a strong sign to the marine world. The diffused use more of the which liquified natural gas as combustible it constitutes an important member of the strategy on the GNL of Total. This agreement evidences our involvement in the development of chains of supply dedicated to this new fuel".

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