Total’s large LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) newbuilding is expected to carry out its first fuelling operation in November.

TradeWinds understands the 18,600-cbm newbuilding Gas Agility is scheduled to refuel CMA CGM’s first 23,000-teu LNG-fuelled containership, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, in Rotterdam.

The LNGBV is owned by Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines and is on time charter to the French energy major’s Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS).