CMA CGM continues with its Commitment to Restoring Coral Reefs


The CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, recognizes the global importance and urgency of healthy oceans and is committed to continuing with its efforts to ensure that our oceans are used sustainably, as well as ensuring that shipping services are ever more respectful of the environment.

Claire Martin, Vice President of Sustainability at the CMA CGM Group, comments, “The oceans are an essential place for the health and equilibrium of the planet and its inhabitants. The CMA CGM Group and all its crewmembers, operating a fleet of vessels on all of the world’s seas, are strongly committed to protecting these valuable marine ecosystems to combat climate change and loss of biodiversity. That is why the Group acts daily to measure and limit its impact and works alongside scientists and NGOs to contribute to protecting and regenerating our oceans. We will attend the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon at the end of the month to pass on these messages and set out the concrete measures being taken by the CMA CGM Group”.

Committed to protecting the oceans

The Reef Recovery program to restore coral reefs reflects this involvement of the CMA CGM Group. These reefs are home to 25% of marine biodiversity and make up 0.2% of the ocean surface, with 2 to 4 million species, including 6,000 species of marine fish.

Aware of the importance of these corals’ ecosystems, the CMA CGM Group launched this initiative in late 2020, with an initial nursery along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia with ANL, the Group’s expert shipping subsidiary in Oceania. The project has been made possible thanks to the Group’s work and its partner, NGO Reef Restoration Foundation (RRF), which has already allowed for more than 1,000 coral plants to be planted.

Five coral nurseries in Australia, Florida, the Philippines and the Seychelles

This coral protection program was gradually extended in 2021, mainly to the Philippines and Malaysia, to protect and regenerate 6,000 km2 within the Coral Triangle with the non-profit organization Endangered Species International, of which CMA CGM is a partner in this region.

Its efforts have also been extended to the Seychelles in partnership with Nature Seychelles, an NGO dedicated to environmental conservation, by taking part in one of the world’s most important coral restoration programs, thanks to the introduction of coral nurseries.

Very recently, the Group joined forces with Reef Renewal Foundation International (RRFI), an NGO developing coral restoration projects worldwide. Together, CMA CGM and RRFI are continuing with these regeneration projects in the Molasses Reef off Key Largo, the most visited reef in Florida and one of the most famous scuba diving sites in the United States.

In Australia, via its subsidiary ANL, the Group is continuing its collaboration with RRF and getting ready to launch a second nursery in Moore Reef thanks to the involvement of five of its clients: Coles Supermarkets, Costa Group, Kalgin Logistics, Gilmac and Gori.
CMA CGM is committed to the environment. With this worldwide coral reef restoration program, the CMA CGM Group is continuing to support sustainable use of the oceans and respect for ecosystems through several major projects, in keeping with its sustainable development strategy, and has launched initiatives to help protect biodiversity and nature.

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