The CMA CGM Group has been awarded the Most Accomplished Asia Pacific Ship Owner Award 2018 at the Maritime2020 Summit, which was held in Singapore on November 27, 2018.
The award recognizes the shipowner who demonstrates the greatest efforts to make its fleet more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Mathieu Girardin, Vice President CMA CGM Asia regional Office, received the award on behalf of the Group and declared: “This industry award salutes the outstanding leadership of CMA CGM to make shipping more sustainable.
“We are proud to be the first shipping line in the world to equip its giant containerships with LNG powered engines, as it reinforces CMA CGM’s continuous commitment to the protection of the environment through its boldness and pioneer spirit.
“By receiving this award, we are honoured that authorities and major industry partners recognize in the CMA CGM Group the front-runner of technological innovation in Asia-Pacific.”
CMA CGM has already reduced its CO2 emissions per container transported by 50% between 2005 and 2015, and it has committed to a further 30% reduction by 2025.
CMA CGM puts its progress down to the 2005 introduction of bamboo-floor containers, the 2017 order for nine LNG-powered giant containerships, and the ongoing investments to be compliant by January 1, 2020 with the International Maritime Organization’s new Low Sulphur Regulation.
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