In light of the World Environment Day, CMA CGM published its 2018 CSR Report, according to which the Group 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%.
The last years, the Group has launched many innovations to reduce its carbon footprint, as:
- 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.
Moreover, in 2019 the Group was the first shipping company, on a global scale, to successfully trial a biofuel oil onboard one of its container ships.
Concluding, since 2018 CMA CGM delivered its first two LNG-powered vessels and will additionally receive 20 LNG-powered container ships by 2020.