CMA CGM Group to launch tool to help measure carbon footprint

Starting in April CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, will make available an ‘eco-calculator’ to help its customers accurately measure the carbon footprint of a journey.

Available online to all CMA CGM customers, the calculator produces an accurate calculation of the carbon footprint of a journey, based on real data including points of departure and arrival, volume of freight, fuel consumption and vessel speed.

Developed according to the methodology of the CCWG (Clean Cargo Working Group), this eco-calculator will be the first to be verified by the Bureau Veritas.

“Our new tool is extremely reliable and means we can now supply customers with very accurate data about their carbon footprint. We hope this eco-calculator will prove a useful tool in the decision making process and will help customers to determine the optimal mode of transport from an ecological point of view,” explains Philippe Borel, Environment Director for the CMA CGM Group.

Reducing its environmental impact has been for long one of the key objectives of CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping group. Combating climate change, preservation of the oceans, proposing eco-friendly solutions to customers and developing an environmentally aware culture within the company are key components of its policy.

CMA CGM has already seen a 26% drop in CO2 emissions between 2007 and 2010 (from 107 to 85 grams/kilometre-teu). The target is 80g/km-teu by the end of 2012, a reduction of 30% in five years.

Starting in April CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, will make available an ‘eco-calculator’ to help its customers accurately measure the carbon footprint of a journey.

Available online to all CMA CGM customers, the calculator produces an accurate calculation of the carbon footprint of a journey, based on real data including points of departure and arrival, volume of freight, fuel consumption and vessel speed.

Developed according to the methodology of the CCWG (Clean Cargo Working Group), this eco-calculator will be the first to be verified by the Bureau Veritas.

“Our new tool is extremely reliable and means we can now supply customers with very accurate data about their carbon footprint. We hope this eco-calculator will prove a useful tool in the decision making process and will help customers to determine the optimal mode of transport from an ecological point of view,” explains Philippe Borel, Environment Director for the CMA CGM Group.

Reducing its environmental impact has been for long one of the key objectives of CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping group. Combating climate change, preservation of the oceans, proposing eco-friendly solutions to customers and developing an environmentally aware culture within the company are key components of its policy.

CMA CGM has already seen a 26% drop in CO2 emissions between 2007 and 2010 (from 107 to 85 grams/kilometre-teu). The target is 80g/km-teu by the end of 2012, a reduction of 30% in five years.