The French shipping company CMA CGM succeeded to reduce its CO2 emissions per container transported by 4% in 2016. The group succeeded to achieve the reduction of carbon emissions in line with its 2025 targets and already improved its performance per transported container per kilometer by 50% between 2005 and 2015. CMA CGM equipped its container carriers with new efficient technologies, launching the eco-container program, creating containers friendlier with the environment, but also using alternative fuels, which allow reduction of the gas emissions and improvement of fuel consumption.
Additionally, the CMA CGM Group offers premium services to its customers that calculate carbon emission per shipment enabling them to update the footprint onto their own balance sheets. The French shipping company is also active member of Clean Cargo and an adhering member to the “blue charter” of Armateurs de France, two initiatives seeking to encourage good and environment practices in the maritime sector.
CMA CGM is a French container transportation and shipping company, headed by Jacques Saade. It is the third largest container company in the world, covering 170 shipping routes between 400 ports in 150 different countries. Its headquarters are in Marseille, and its North American headquarters are in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.