CMA CGM’s First 15,000 TEU Ship Equipped With Advanced Air Quality System Joins Fleet

The CMA CGM ZEPHYR, first in a series of 5 15 000 TEU container vessels equipped with an Advanced Air Quality System (AAQS), has joined the CMA CGM Group’s fleet.

The CMA CGM Group has invited Ms. Belinda PENG, owner of the WUDI Group to be the Godmother of the CMA CGM ZEPHYR. CMA CGM and WUDI Group, a furniture manufacturer and seller exporting its products to 50 countries, share the same determination to work towards sustainable transport and logistics. The naming ceremony took place on August 27th at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. The CMA CGM ZEPHYR has started its maiden voyage on August 31st on the CIMEX 5 line connecting Asia and the Gulf.

The Advanced Air Quality System enables CMA CGM to limit sulfur 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 for treatment at land in specialized sectors.

CMA CGM ZEPHYR
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The CMA CGM Group committed to the energy transition in transport and logistics

The CMA CGM Group has always considered its business performance as intrinsically linked to its social and environmental performance. Preserving the environment and biodiversity is one of the pillars of the strategic vision driven by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group. The Group’s new signature, BETTER WAYS, embodies this commitment to more responsible and efficient transport and logistics solutions.

CMA CGM’s ambition is to become an industry leader in environmental protection by pioneering eco-friendly and innovative technologies. The Group is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, CMA CGM is taking action by using innovative technologies to reduce its carbon footprint, with the industry-leading decision to use LNG-powered ships. Their engines can also run on bioLNG and e-methane, a carbon-neutral gas.

The Group continues to invest in the development of these clean fuels, in order to make them available at a large scale. The Group also enables its customers to analyze, reduce and compensate the environmental footprint linked to the shipping of their goods with the ACT with CMA CGM + range of services.

Reference: cmacgm-group.com

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