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For more than 40 years, CMA CGM has been opening new routes, forging links and making trade possible across oceans and borders. The CMA CGM Group the result of an extraordinary family business venture started in Marseille in 1978. It is now headed by Rodolphe Saadé.

Energy Observer sailing in Svalbard

Drawing on strong human values, the Group has always viewed its economic performance as inseparable from its social performance and has therefore put its environmental commitment at the heart of its strategy. Between 2005 and 2015, it cut back CO2 emissions per container transported by 50%, with an additional reduction target of 30% by 2025.

To achieve this, CMA CGM is fitting out its ships with the latest and most environment friendly technologies, namely alternative means of propulsion. It is doing this with a pioneering mindset, to act today on the basis of the best solutions available.

This commitment is borne out by the company’s resolute investment in Liquefied Natural Gas, with the order of 20 LNG-powered vessels by 2022, a world first that will help to drastically reduce emissions of air pollutants: -20% for CO2, up to -85% for nitrogen oxide, and -99% for sulphur oxide and fine particles.

At the same time, the company is also deploying bio-fuel solutions. After a series of conclusive tests in partnership with IKEA as part of The Good Shipping Program, CMA CGM will use several tens of thousands of tonnes of biofuel in 2020, a unique project which will make it possible to navigate almost one million kilometres.

As a strategic partner of Energy Observer, CMA CGM is leveraging its R&D experts, its industrial capabilities and its know-how in maritime transport to accelerate the emergence of more innovative technologies for the environment and the industrialisation of new energy solutions based on hydrogen, solar, wind and hydro to achieve zero emission maritime transport.