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CMA CGM offers environmental performance with the new biomethane product

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MARSEILLE : Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group Chairman & CEO, announced in his address to the United Nations Global Compact the support of the production of 12,000 tons of biomethane (equivalent to one-year’s consumption of two 1,400-TEU vessels). Biomethane is a renewable green gas produced from sources including organic and plant waste from European agriculture that is processed at methanation facilities.

Thanks to biomethane, the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, strengthens its ACT with CMA CGM+ range of high value-added services. Group customers can now choose to use biomethane and in doing so further improve their environmental performance.

Two unrivaled market solutions to improve the environmental performance of the Group’s customers

With the new CLEANER ENERGY biomethane solution, the Group offers guarantee of origin biomethane to customers working with Containerships, its intra-European line specialist. By adopting this solution, they will be able to cut their CO2 emissions by at least 67% on a well-to-wake basis (full value chain) on the intra-European shipments of their goods. In doing so, they will be supporting the development of this non-fossil energy. They will receive an official certificate stating the quantity of biomethane allocated to the shipment of their goods and the corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions. The entire system complies with the ISO 14020, 14021 and 14067 standards and is certified by an independent body.

The CLEANER ENERGY LNG solution, available to all the Group’s customers since November 2020, will see its share of biomethane increase, paving the way for a reduction in CO2 emissions of 25% on a well-to-wake basis, compared to the current 15% reduction. As things stand, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the best solution currently available for reducing shipping’s carbon footprint and preserving air quality. By 2024, 44 of the Group’s vessels will be LNG-powered.

Source : CMA CGM

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