The CMA CGM Group is collaborating with Shell to supply tens of tons of marine biofuel to its fleet, enabling the Group’s ships to sail with nearly 1 million kilometers, equivalent to over 80 round-trips between Rotterdam and New York.
CMA CGM was the first shipowner in the world in 2019 that successfully tested the use of a marine biofuel onboard the container ships CMA CGM White Shark and Alexander Von Humboldt.
Now, the group opts for marine biofuel, composed of 80% LSFO and 20% biofuel made of used cooking oil. The biofuel used reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and virtually eliminates sulphur oxides emissions.
Beyond technical solutions to limit greenhouse gas emissions, CMA CGM wants to unite all maritime transport actors in an international coalition initiated by Rodolphe Saadé, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, and supported by French President Emmanuel Macron. This high-level coalition will work towards the emergence of tomorrow’s clean energy for de-carbonized transport.
Concluding, recently the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) launched a report during COP25 presenting the industry’s perspective on biofuels and other alternative fuels through an inquiry facilitated by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future.