CMA CGM Receives Sustainability Honour


CMA CGM, the fourth largest container shipping company in the world, has been named the ‘Most Accomplished Asia Pacific Ship Owner’ of 2018.

The award was given to the shipping group at the Maritime2020 Summit in Singapore, which took place on November 27, 2018.

According to a statement, this title recognizes the shipowner which demonstrates the greatest efforts to make its fleet more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly.

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CMA CGM, which has committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint, has already reduced its CO2 emissions per container transported by 50% between 2005 and 2015, and is targeting a further 30% reduction by 2025.



The decrease in emissions has been achieved through a variety of measures, including the introduction of bamboo-floor containers and a 2017 order for nine LNG-powered megaships.

In addition to this, CMA CGM has also been making ongoing investments to ensure that it is compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new Low Sulphur Regulation.



Mathieu Girardin, Vice President of CMA CGM’s Asia Regional Office, said: “This industry award salutes the outstanding leadership of CMA CGM to make shipping more sustainable.

“We are proud to be the first shipping line in the world to equip its giant containerships with LNG powered engines, as it reinforces CMA CGM’s continuous commitment to the protection of the environment through its boldness and pioneer spirit.

“By receiving this award, we are honoured that authorities and major industry partners recognize in the CMA CGM Group the front-runner of technological innovation in Asia-Pacific.”

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