CMA CGM does not worry about being the only major liner operator to significantly commit to LNG-fuelled containerships.

The French container shipping giant expects other major lines to jump on the bandwagon as LNG bunkering facilities open up around the world.

"CMA CGM may be the first, but will not be the only one," said Farid Trad, chief of staff to the company's chief executive and chairman, Rodolphe Saade.