One of the world’s leading shipping groups, CMA CGM were recently presented with the Environment Award at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Global Awards. The event was held in London UK by the maritime industry’s leading publication.
The award was in recognition of the actions the CMA CGM Group has undertaken over a number of years to reduce their environmental footprint as well as their pioneering choice to power all their future vessels with LNG, resulting in them becoming industry leaders for the future of energy transition.
Maritime transportation as of now is by far the most environmentally-friendly mode for shipping goods. The CMA CGM continues to innovate in a pro-active manner to make their vessels more environmentally-friendly. For comparison, the CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY emits less than 3 grams of CO2 per ton transported per kilometer, compared to a truck that emits 91 grams while an airplane emits 470 grams of CO2.
Between 2005 and 2015 CMA CGM has additionally reduced their CO2 emissions per container transported per kilometer by 50%. The group has not stopped there as they plan a further reduction of 30% by 2025. In 2017 the group had already reduced by 10% and are well on course to achieve their goal.
The Environment Award acknowledges the company that has launched the most significant environmental initiatives and is voted for by a panel of leading journalists and figures of the shipping industry.