CMA CGM, Electrolux to ship 40,000 TEU of household goods through LNG

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CMA CGM Group and Electrolux have agreed to ship 40,000 TEU of household appliances through CMA CGM’s CLEANER ENERGY Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) solution.

CMA CGM’s low-carbon offering, CLEANER ENERGY LNG, will allow the cargoes to be shipped on CMA CGM’s dual-fuel LNG-powered vessels, while also benefitting from a share of guarantee of origin biomethane, allowing a 25 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions on a well-to-wake basis for the entire value chain.

The CMA CGM Group makes alternative fuels such as LNG, biomethane and biofuels available to all customers, and allows them to take control of their environmental performance through ACT with CMA CGM+.

CMA CGM has chosen to invest in dual-fuel gas powered vessels that run on LNG, avoiding up to 99 per cent of atmospheric pollutant emissions. LNG is an important first step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the engines installed on these vessels are already capable of using BioLNG (liquefied biomethane, reducing 67 per cent of CO₂ emissions on a well-to-wake basis).

In the coming years, those engines will use synthetic methane (including e-methane). The CMA CGM Group already has a fleet of 27 ‘e-methane ready’ vessels in service and will have a total of 44 such vessels by the end of 2024.

By 2023, alternative fuels will account for 10 per cent of the CMA CGM Group’s fuels.

Laurent Olmeta, CEO of CMA CGM Asia Pacific, said: “As the 6th IPCC report recalled again recently, it is urgent to act now in order to limit the negative consequences of global warming.

“This is why CMA CGM is taking concrete actions now by adopting the best available solutions such as LNG, biomethane and biofuels, while stepping up its investments and partnerships to develop a supply chain for new zero-carbon technologies such as synthetic methane.”

Carsten Franke, Electrolux Chief Operations Officer, added: “These partnerships put Electrolux at the forefront in terms of the percentage of the total volume of products being transported in a more sustainable way.

“As we continuously contract increasing volumes of biofuel for sea transportation we are also supporting the overall market development toward more sustainable practices for shipping goods across the world.”

Earlier this month CMA CGM Group and Shanghai International Port Group Co. (SIPG) successfully achieved the LNG bunkering of CMA CGM SYMI, a 15,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) LNG-powered containership.

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