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CMA CGM launches solutions to reduce shipping’s carbon footprint

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French carrier CMA CGM is launching an array of solutions to help its customers lighten their environmental footprint and make their cargo carbon neutral.

Named ACT with CMA CGM+, the new offering consists of four services, enabling customers to analyse their environmental footprint, use cleaner alternative energy sources, and to offset the emissions generated during the transport of goods.

“The CMA CGM Group has always considered its business performance as intrinsically linked to its social and environmental performance. We have made ground-breaking 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 solution,” commented Marc Bourdon, senior vice president, commercial and agencies network, CMA CGM.

Under CMA CGM’s cleaner energy fuel solutions, the carrier has made the decision to power 26 of its containerships using LNG by 2022, and seven of these are already in service. CMA CGM said it was also the first shipping group to use biofuel on its containerships.

These alternative fuel-based solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions of between 15% and 85%, providing CMA CGM’s customers with a range of solutions to decarbonise their cargo.

CMA CGM also has two solutions for analysing and offsetting environmental footprints, namely Eco Monitor and Positive Offset. The Eco Monitor, to be rolled out from 2021,  will allow customers to keep track of their environmental footprint in real-time. With Positive Offset, its customers can offset their emissions by contribution to ‘Gold Standard’ carbon sequestration projects involving local communities.

CMA CGM said that by mixing and matching the various solutions available in the ACT range, its customers can make their cargo carbon-neutral, while helping drive forward the energy transition in the shipping sector, which accounts for 90% of international goods’ trade.

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