French shipping and logistics giant CMA CGM is launching the first low-carbon shipping offer based on biomethane that supports the group vision to become carbon-neutral by 2050.
As of May 2021, the CMA CGM’s customers will be able to select biomethane via the Act with CMA CGM+ range of services, paving the way for a substantial reduction in the environmental impact of the shipping of their goods.
ACT with CMA CGM+ provides a full range of services designed to enable its clients to analyze, reduce and offset their environmental footprint.
Ahead of the UN Global Compact and as part of the first high-level preparatory talks for the COP26 summit, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group has put forward solutions that are immediately available and bring the group a step closer to carbon neutrality.
CMA CGM has reached another milestone in its efforts to be carbon-neutral by 2050 by supporting the production of 12,000 tonnes of biomethane — equivalent to a year’s fuel consumption of two 1,400-TEU ships.
Biomethane is a renewable green gas produced in part by the methanation of European-sourced organic and plant waste. This energy source represents a fine example of how the circular economy can work while benefiting the agricultural sector.
As informed, CMA CGM intends to push ahead with the development of this energy source by investing in biomethane production facilities and studying the viability of liquefaction processes so that biomethane can be rolled out as a shipping fuel.
By supporting biomethane production, CMA CGM is accelerating its commitment to leading the energy transition in the shipping sector. The group cut its overall CO2 emissions by 4% in 2020, following a 6% reduction in 2019. Since 2008, the group has lowered its CO2 emissions per container-kilometer by 49%.