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APL reduces CO2 emissions by 48% since 2009

Container line APL has reduced its CO2 emissions by 48% since 2009.

APL, a unit of CMA CGM, reported its highest reduction in emissions for its fleet in 2016 – 3% lower than 2015 and 48% lower than the base year of 2009 –and its seventh consecutive year of CO2 emissions by its fleet.

The line’s emissions were verified by Lloyd’s Register Group according to the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verification protocol and ISO14064-3:2006 standard.

“APL is pleased to register our best carbon reduction performance as yet, improving our fleet emission level by about 3%, versus our reduction in 2015. APL prides ourselves as a responsible carrier and will persevere in our pursuits of environmental excellence as we facilitate global trade,” said APL ceo, Nicolas Sartini.

In a target set by parent CMA CGM, APL aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per container transported by 30% between 2015 and 2025.

“APL believes that every stakeholder plays a role in protecting our environment. This is also why our sustainability programmes are being extended to our customers so that they too can make a difference in reducing carbon footprint via their shipments with APL,” Sartini added.

Posted 17 July 2017

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News