Under the deal, 40,000 teus of appliances will be shipped on dual-fuel LNG-powered vessels and benefit from a share of guarantee of origin for biomethane. CMA CGM said the arrangement allows for a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions on a well-to-wake basis.
For CMA CGM, the agreement is another step towards its goal of net zero carbon by 2050. The company has taken delivery of many dual-fuel gas powered vessels, which will run on LNG as a first step, to be followed by BioLNG and then eventually e-methane.
CMA CGM is looking to e-methane as its zero-carbon fuel and said it has a fleet of 27 e-methane ready vessels in service and will have 44 by the end of 2024.
Carsten Franke, Electrolux COO, said: “These partnerships put Electrolux at the forefront in terms of the percentage of the total volume of products being transported in a more sustainable way. As we continuously contract increasing volumes of biofuel for sea transportation we are also supporting the overall market development toward more sustainable practices for shipping goods across the world.”
Laurent Olmeta, CEO of CMA CGM Asia Pacific, said: “CMA CGM is taking concrete actions now by adopting the best available solutions such as LNG, biomethane and biofuels, while stepping up its investments and partnerships to develop a supply chain for new zero-carbon technologies such as synthetic methane.
“With the largest fleet of e-methane ready vessels already deployed, the CMA CGM Group is able to help shippers like Electrolux make significant strides in de-carbonising shipping. As more shippers move their cargoes on sustainable fuels through our range of ACT with CMA CGM+ solutions, we are building on the economics for alternative fuels to accelerate the energy transition in shipping.”