CMA CGM, Maersk team up for greener future

CMA CGM, Maersk partner to accelerate the decarbonisation

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and CMA CGM have partnered to develop several areas relating to decarbonisation, in full compliance with all laws and regulations.

Both organisations are sure that working together will assist accelerate the green transformation in shipping by learning from one another and going further and quicker.

CMA CGM and Maersk have established a net-zero aim for their shipping businesses, found scalable technologies that can have an effect this decade, and have already taken steps to promote maritime decarbonisation.

Maersk has placed an order for vessels that can run on bio/e-methanol.

CMA CGM has placed orders for LNG-propelled vessels that can also run on bio/e-methane, the new green counterpart of existing LNG, as well as vessels that can run on bio/e-methanol.

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Both companies have also welcomed the outcome of the recent Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) during which the IMO’s 2023 strategy for reducing GHG Emissions from Ships was adopted, with reinforced targets to tackle harmful emissions.

Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, said: “This partnership is a milestone for the decarbonisation of our industry.

“By combining the know-how and the expertise of two shipping leaders, we will accelerate the development of new solutions and technologies, enabling our industry to reach its CO2 reduction targets. We are looking forward to being joined by other companies.”

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Vincent Clerc, CEO at Maersk, stated: “Maersk wants to accelerate the green transition in shipping and logistics and to do so, we need strong involvement from partners across the industry.

“We are pleased to have an ally in CMA CGM and it’s a testament that when we united through determined efforts and partnerships, a tangible and optimistic path toward a sustainable future emerges.”

In September 2023, Maersk revealed the official name of the first methanol-enabled container vessel, ‘Laura Maersk’.

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