CMA CGM has launched a new solution aimed to reduce the carbon footprint of shipping through various options for customers to monitor and control the emissions generated from the transport of their goods.
The solution named ACT with CMA CGM+ offers four services to users — enabling customers to analyse their environmental footprint, option to use cleaner alternative energy sources and offsetting emissions generated in 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,” said Marc Bourdon, senior vice president, commercial and agencies network, CMA CGM.
"Through ACT with CMA CGM+, we are sharing our energy transition solutions for shipping and providing our customers with effective solution."
The French container transportation and shipping firm earlier made the decision to power 26 of its containerships using LNG by 2022, with seven already in service as part of its cleaner energy fuel solutions.
CMA CGM was also the first to use biofuel on its containerships.
The shipper noted that 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" will allow customers to keep track of their environmental footprint in real-time with a plan to rollout in 2021, while it's "Positive Offset," will allow customers to 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 will have more options to make their carbon emissions neutral while helping drive forward the energy transition in the shipping sector, which accounts for 90% of international goods’ trade.