The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, announced its decision to equip nine future containerships of 22,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) with engines powered by clean-burning natural gas. The ships are to be delivered in 2020.
The CMA CGM Group is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint for the protection of the environment and the preservation of the oceans and biodiversity.
Between 2005 and 2015, the Group has reduced its CO2 emissions by 50 percent and has set up an ambitious plan to further reduce its CO2 emissions by 30 percent between 2015 and 2025.
By choosing LNG, the CMA CGM Group goes beyond current and future regulations that limit the Sulphur cap to 0.5 percent in 2020. The Group is also fully in line with the Paris Agreement and the ongoing discussions at the international level.
“By choosing LNG, CMA CGM confirms its ambition to be a leading force in the industry in environmental protection by being a pioneer in innovative and eco-responsible technologies,” said Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group CEO.