CMA CGM launches new services to reduce environmental footprint

18 November 2020 (Last Updated November 18th, 2020 15:54)

CMA CGM Group, a shipping and logistics firm, has launched ACT with CMA CGM+, an array of value-added services, enabling its clients to reduce their environmental impact.

CMA CGM Group, a shipping and logistics firm, has launched ACT with CMA CGM+, an array of value-added services, enabling its clients to reduce their environmental impact.

The new offering includes four services, which will enable customers to examine their environmental footprint, cut down emissions, and use cleaner alternative energy sources.

For the reduction of environmental footprint, CMA CGM has introduced Cleaner Energy LNG and Cleaner Energy Biofuel.

The company decided to power 26 of its containerships, using liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2022. Out of the 26 vessels, seven of its containerships are already in service.

Through the use of renewable biomethane sources, Cleaner Energy LNG offering significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Cleaner Energy Biofuel will enable customers to opt for a transport solution based on the usage of biofuel produced from cooking oil.

These alternative fuel-based offerings can cut down greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 15% to 85%, enabling the company’s customers to decarbonise cargo.

The company has unveiled Eco Monitor and Positive Offset for evaluating and offsetting environmental footprints.

With Eco Monitor, which will be rolled out next year, customers will be able to track their environmental impact in real time.

With Positive Offset, customers will be able to counterbalance their emissions by contributing to Gold Standard carbon sequestration projects that involve local communities.

The company said that by mixing and matching these solutions, customers can make their cargo carbon-neutral.

CMA CGM Group Commercial and Agencies Networks senior vice-president Marc Bourdon said: “The CMA CGM Group has always considered its business performance as intrinsically linked to its social and environmental performance. We have made groundbreaking decisions, advancing the shift to cleaner energy and helping push the whole industry forward. Through ACT with CMA CGM+, we are sharing our energy transition solutions for shipping and providing our customers with effective solutions.”