The Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM, world’s fourth largest container shipping group participated in the UN Global Compact online conference and announced new steps to define the shipping and logistics of tomorrow.
On June 2nd, 2020, Rodolphe Saadé, chairman and CEO of CMA CGM group was a key speaker at the UN Global Compact where he recalled the CMA CGM Group commitment for a more balanced globalization, which contributes to Economic and Social development, whilst respecting humanity and protecting the planet.
He made two major announcements:
- The energy supplies of CMA CGM group will include 10% alternative fuels by 2023.
- Company’s 2050 objective is to be Carbon Neutral.
This is a new step for the CMA CGM Group, which is on track to reduce by 40% of its CO2 emissions per tonne transported per km by 2030, a target set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Rodolphe Saadé also said:
“In 2019, we reduced our total CO2 emissions by 6%. These significant reductions were made possible thanks to our mobilization, the technological innovations implemented and an improved management of vessels operations.”
The year 2020 will also see the launching of the new 23,000 TEU LNG-powered vessels, confirming CMA CGM’s ambition for the energy transition of the shipping industry:
- This is a worldwide premiere, resulting in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions around 20%, and the suppression of almost all Sulphur and fine particle emissions.
- This is a major event, It symbolizes the path in terms of energy transition using the most advanced eco-friendly technology available today.