As the planet celebrated World Environment Day this week, CMA CGM Group has underlined its commitments in the fight against global warming by improving the performance of its ships.
The container shipping group announced that it has succeeded in reducing its carbon emissions in line with its 2025 targets, reducing its CO2 emissions per container transported by 4% in 2016. The group’s target is to reduce its CO2 emissions per container transported by 30% between 2015 and 2025 after the company had already reduced its CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometre by 50% between 2005 and 2015.
It said the results were achieved through: Operational optimization of the fleet thanks to the work of the exports of CMA CGM Fleet Navigation and Support Centre;
Technological innovations such as the bulbous bows that improve the ships’ hydrodynamics;
The chartering of modern giant container ships equipped with new efficient technologies.
The group also launched the eco-container programme, creating containers “friendlier with the environment”.
The company said: “Improved performance in the years ahead will come through the application of new technologies, including the use of alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas thanks to partnerships with energy groups such as Total and Engie. Additionally, the CMA CGM Group offers premium services ‘Carbon Footprint’ and ‘Ecocalculator’ to its customers that calculate carbon emission per shipment enabling them to update the footprint onto their own balance sheets.
The CMA CGM Group has been rewarded for its transparency in the fight against climate change by the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2015 with the grade of 92/100, which was renewed in 2016. CMA CGM is also a historic and active member of Clean Cargo and an adhering member to the “blue charter” of Armateurs de France, two initiatives seeking to encourage good practices in the maritime sector.