By January 1, 2020, all seagoing ships must reduce their sulphur emissions by 85%. For this reason, CMA CGM aspires to further reduce the emissions for every container APL transports by 30%, between 2015 and 2025.

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What is more, APL and CMA CGM have launched the ETA 2020 commitment, in order to help them comply with the new cap. ETA (Energy Transition, Ambition) has already implemented a series of actions.

Namely in 2017, CMA CGM chose to fuel its future 22,000 TEUs containerships with LNG. This aims to achieve a 99% reduction of sulphur and up to 25% CO2.

In the meantime, APL and CMA CGM are ready to implement two other initiatives as well:

  • In the first option, it will use marine diesel fuel if necessary to remain compliant, but this is a short-term measure;
  • The second option includes the installation of scrubbers on high capacity vessels.