French carrier CMA CGM has signed an agency, husbandry and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) reporting agreement with GAC Norway for its ships calling at the Port of Oslo.
The first port call under the new deal took place on February 9, 2016 when the feeder vessel “Pengalia” called at Sjursøya container terminal to discharge and load cargo.
PTI previously reported the launch of the Fathom Maritime Intelligence industry guide – a ship operator’s guide for reducing NOx – which contains tools to support ship owners and operators in deciding how to reduce emissions.
Stig Pedersen, the Manager for Dry Cargo and Projects at the Port of Oslo, said: “The signing of this contract with CMA CGM Scandinavia represents an important element in our strategy to establish GAC Norway as the provider of choice for agency and husbandry services in the Oslofjord.”
Sara Henriksson, Head of Vessel Operations at CMA CGM Logistics in Gothenburg, said, “CMA CGM has enjoyed a long-term relationship with GAC for many years, perhaps most notably in Saudi Arabia where they provided liner agency services and more recently in Dubai where we used GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly HullWiper hull cleaning services.
“As a global operation with a fleet of 470 vessels and 170 lines serving 400 ports, it’s essential that CMA CGM’s ship agency services provider has the reach and network to fit the bill.”