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Proud of eco-record, CMA CGM has cut CO2 by 17pc since 2015


French shipping giant CMA CGM has reiterated its commitment to the environment on the occasion of World Environment Day, the company announced.
The world's No 3 shipping company behind Maersk and MSC, is accelerating its actions in 2019 to protect the environment, the Marseilles-based company said.
"The group is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint and has implemented numerous initiatives to make its fleet more eco-friendly. In recent years, the group has introduced many innovations to reduce the carbon footprint of its vessels," said the press release.
"The group has achieved a 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometre between 2005 and 2015. It has achieved a further 17 per cent reduction between 2015 and 2018, in line with its 2025 objective of -30 per cent." it said.
Testimony to its ambition for the energy transition of the maritime industry, the group has become a pioneer in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. This energy source reduces CO2 emissions by up to 25 per cent, sulphur and fine particles emissions by 99 per cent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 85 per cent.
Since 2018, the group has thus taken delivery of its first two LNG-powered vessels and it will receive a total of 20 LNG-powered containerships by 2022, including nine 22,000-TEU vessels to be delivered from next year.

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