CMA CGM has released a statement reaffirming their commitment to the IMO’s initial GHG plan to reduce the industry’s CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050.
The group has stated that it is “strongly committed to the protection of the environment”, after actioning policies to reduce CO2 emissions.
CMA CGM said: “…over the years, the Group has developed several innovations…which led to an improvement of its carbon efficiency by 50% between 2005 and 2015 and by 10% in 2017.”
Read the “Cargo Handling Equipment: How to Reduce Air Emissions” technical paper for a discussion on how ports can cut emissions of standard port equipment
Following the conclusion of the IMO’s meeting in London this month, CMA CGM has set a new environmental goal, planning to improve carbon efficiency by 30% between 2015 and 2025.
Part of this plan includes becoming the first shipping group in the world to utilize 22,000 TEU capacity vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) – research conducted by the group has concluded that the switch in fuel will result in 99% less sulphur emissions, 99% less fine particles, 85% less nitrogen oxide emissions, and up to 25% less CO2 emissions.