CMA CGM Partners With Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution To Increase Protection Of The North Atlantic Right Whale

  • CMA CGM and WHOI collaborate to aid in the survival of one of America’s most critically endangered species.
  • CMA CGM and WHOI will lead the development of an industry consortium focused on reducing risks to right whales from vessels.
  • The CMA CGM Group continues its initiatives to protect the environment and preserve biodiversity in the United States and worldwide.

The CMA CGM Group recently announced it would no longer carry plastic waste on board any of its ships worldwide. Through this new partnership with WHOI, the CMA CGM Group continues stepping up its efforts to make conserving biodiversity one of the priorities of its CSR policy and to develop trade that is more responsible and fairer for everyone and for the planet.

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Ed Aldridge, President of CMA CGM America and American President Lines, said, “At CMA CGM, we are dedicated to being stewards of the sea and finding BETTER WAYS to do business. The overall mission of this project is to advance research-driven, technological solutions for the shipping industry to responsibly share the ocean with marine mammals and protect endangered species. As the nation’s top ocean freight carrier, we’re honored to help put these protections in place and to lead the industry in a quest to prevent the extinction of the North Atlantic right whale, which is one of America’s most critically endangered species.”

Mark Baumgartner, project principal investigator and WHOI marine ecologist, said, “Adding these locations to our network of acoustic buoys is pivotal to providing more complete monitoring of the east coast of the United States. Vessel strikes are a major threat to large whales, so bringing awareness of the whales’ presence and increasing protection for them, particularly for the North Atlantic right whale, is incredibly important.”

Reference: CMA CGM

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