CMA CGM has added the CMA CGM ZEPHYR, the company’s first of five 15,000 teu ships equipped with an Advanced Air Quality System (AAQS), into its fleet.
The vessel begun its maiden voyage on August 31 on the CIMEX 5 line connecting Asia and the Gulf following its naming ceremony at the Hudong Zhongshua Shipyard in Shanghai on August 27.
Through the use of an AAQS, the company is able to limit sulphur emissions from its vessels in compliance with the latest international regulations.
The Group has opted for a system that can function in a closed loop, which enables residue to be collected to treatment at land in specialised sectors.
Preserving the environment and biodiversity is one of the pillars of the strategic vision driven by CMA CGM’s chairman and CEO Rodolphe Saadé.
The Group’s new signature, Better Ways, embodies this commitment to more responsible and efficient logistics solutions.
CMA CGM is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 and, in order to reach this goal, the carrier is opting for innovative technologies to reduce its carbon footprint such as the decision to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ships.
The ships engines can also run on bioLNG and e-methane, a carbon neutral gas.
The French company is to invest in the development of these clean fuels in order to make them available at a large scale.
It also enables its customers to analyse, reduce and compensate the environmental footprint linked to the shipping of their goods with the ACT with CMA CGM+ range of services.