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CMA CGM commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

CMA CGM commits to carbon neutrality by 2050
CMA CGM CEO Rodolphe Saade

CMA CGM aims to become carbon neutral by 2050, with an additional goal to include 10% alternative fuels in its energy supplies by 2023, the group’s CEO and chairman has stated.

Speaking at the UN Global Compact online conference, Rodolphe Saadé noted that the group is on track to reduce by 40% its CO2 emissions per tonne transported per km by the International Maritime Organisation’s target of 2030.

He noted that CMA CGM has achieved a 48% reduction in CO2 emissions per container per km since 2008.

Saadé said: “In 2019, we reduced our total CO2 emissions by 6%. These significant reductions were made possible thanks to our mobilisation, the technological innovations implemented and an improved management of vessels operations.”

Other speakers featured in the conference include UN secretary-general Amina Mohammed, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, UN secretary-general’s special envoy for the ocean Peter Thomson, the secretary general of IMO Kitack Lim and director general of WWF International Marco Lambertini.