CMA CGM TO OPERATE 20 LNG-POWERED CONTAINER SHIPS BY 2022
Since 2018, the CMA CGM Group has taken delivery of its first two LNG-powered vessels and it will receive a total of 20 LNG-powered container ships by 2022, including nine 22,000-TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) vessels to be delivered from 2020.
The Group is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint and has implemented numerous initiatives to make its fleet more eco-responsible. In recent years, the Group has introduced many innovations to reduce the carbon footprint of its vessels, including:
Improvements in ship design to improve their penetration into the water and thus reduce their fuel consumption,
Latest-generation engines which reduce fuel consumption by an average of 3% and oil consumption by 25%,
An approved ballast water treatment system which clears the discharged water of any living organisms that may harm marine life, without releasing any chemicals into the sea,
The creation of a Fleet Navigation Center, enabling the Group’s vessels to optimize their routes in order to reduce their fuel consumption and thus their CO2 emissions.
Thanks to its actions, the CMA CGM has achieved a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometer between 2005 and 2015. It has achieved a further 17% reduction between 2015 and 2018, in line with its 2025 objective of -30%.
In 2019, CMA CGM also became the first shipping company in the world to successfully test a biofuel oil on board one of its container ships. This major step in the decarbonization of ocean freight will highlights the prospects for the development of marine biofuel oil.
CMA CGM S.A. is a French container transportation and shipping company. It is a leading worldwide shipping group, using 200 shipping routes between 420 ports in 150 different countries, ranking fourth behind Maersk Line, MSC and COSCO. Its headquarters are in Marseille, and its North American headquarters are in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.
(Source: CMA CGM)
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