SHIPPING line CMA CGM is launching ACT with CMA CGM+, an array of solutions helping its customers lighten their environmental footprint and make their cargo carbon neutral.

Available throughout the group’s shipping subsidiaries, this new offering consists of four services enabling its customers to analyse their environmental footprint, use cleaner alternative energy sources and to offset the emissions generated during the transport of their goods.

CMA CGM will power 26 of its containerships using liquefied natural gas by 2022, and seven of these are already in service. This means customers will be able to choose to transport their goods using LNG. Through its greater energy efficiency and the use of renewable biomethane sources, this offering also delivers a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

With its cleaner energy biofuel offering, the group’s customers will be able to opt for a transport solution for their goods using biofuel generated from used cooking oil.

These alternative fuel-based solutions can unlock reductions in greenhouse gas emissions of between 15% and 85%.

Eco Monitor can keep track of emissions in real time and customers take action more easily using this data. This service will be rolled out from 2021.

Positive Offset enables customers to offset their emissions by contributing to gold standard carbon sequestration projects involving local communities.

By mixing and matching the various solutions available in the ACT range, customers can make their cargo carbon-neutral, while helping drive forward the energy transition in the shipping sector.

Marc Bourdon, senior vice-president, commercial and agencies networks, CMA CGM Group, said, “The CMA CGM Group has always considered its business performance as intrinsically linked to its social and environmental performance.

“Through ACT with CMA CGM+, we are sharing our energy transition solutions for shipping and providing our customers with effective solutions.”