Rio Brasil Terminal handles its first LNG-powered boxship

The CMA CGM Bahia at Rio Brasil Terminal


In a milestone for sustainable operations, Rio Brasil Terminal (RBT) proudly welcomed on 18 January the CMA CGM Bahia – a liquified natural gas-powered boxship equipped with a windshield.

The 13,200-TEU capacity vessel, with a 336-meter length overall and 51-meter beam, represents an innovative addition to the maritime landscape for the East Coast of South America. 

This dual-fuel containership is the largest of its class in operation on the longest route connecting Asia to the East Coast of South America. It stands out for its innovative Exhaust Gas Recirculation (ICER) system, a cutting-edge technology that can reduce the ship’s greenhouse gas emissions by over 28 percent. The ICER system highlights CMA CGM’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

As a nature partner and carbon-neutral terminal, RBT is proud to partner with companies like CMA CGM, a pioneer in employing environmentally efficient vessels. Serving as the first port of call on the Brazilian coast, RBT has the distinction of being the first in Brazil to receive this vessel class.

The arrival of the CGA CGM Bahia reinforces the commitment of RBT and its partners to promote a greener, more sustainable maritime industry.