CMA CGM And Electrolux To Ship 40,000 TEUs Of Appliances Through LNG Powered Vessels

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, and Electrolux, a leading global appliance company, announced the conclusion of an agreement to ship 40,000 TEUs of household appliances through CMA CGM’s CLEANER ENERGY LNG solution. CMA CGM’s low-carbon offering CLEANER ENERGY LNG will allow the cargoes to be shipped on CMA CGM’s dual-fuel LNG-powered vessels, while also benefitting from a share of guarantee of origin biomethane, allowing a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions on a well-to-wake basis (entire value chain).

A new milestone to accelerate shipping and logistics’ energy transition.

This deal underscores Electrolux’s ownership to reduce the carbon footprint of its shipments through the choice of cleaner energy with the CMA CGM Group. With this partnership, Electrolux is accelerating its energy transition with CMA CGM by using LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), which the CMA CGM Group already deploys on its e-methane ready vessels.

Through this major partnership, the CMA CGM Group keeps moving forward to make shipping and logistics more sustainable and reach its goal to go beyond carbon neutrality and become a Net Zero Carbon company by 2050.

CMA CGM LNG Powered Container ship
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The CMA CGM Group enables shippers to significantly improve their environmental performance with ACT with CMA CGM + range and the largest fleet of e-methane ready vessels.

The CMA CGM Group makes alternative fuels such as LNG, biomethane and biofuels available to all customers, and allows them to take control of their environmental performance through ACT with CMA CGM+. This range of high value-added services available throughout all the CMA CGM’s shipping subsidiaries, enables the Group’s customers to analyze, reduce and offset the environmental footprint of the shipment of their goods.

To become Net Zero Carbon by 2050, the CMA CGM Group is taking concrete actions by adopting the best available solutions. CMA CGM has chosen to invest in dual-fuel gas powered vessels that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), avoiding up to 99% of atmospheric pollutant emissions. LNG is an important first step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the engines installed on these vessels are already capable of using BioLNG (liquefied biomethane, reducing 67% of CO₂ emissions on a well-to-wake basis). In the coming years, those engines will use synthetic methane (including e-methane). The CMA CGM Group already has a fleet of 27 “e-methane ready” vessels in service and will have a total of 44 such vessels by the end of 2024.

By 2023, alternative fuels will account for 10 % of the CMA CGM Group’s fuels. As the Group continues to de-carbonize shipping through research and development, it is also advancing through stakeholder collaborations. Through such strategic partnerships, the CMA CGM Group is championing industrial-scale production and distribution of bio-LNG (produced from agricultural and industrial food waste); and synthetic methane (derived through gasification of industrial, wood and plastic wastes). For the net zero carbon fuel of tomorrow, the Group is looking at e-methane as a solution to be produced from hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide.

Laurent Olmeta, Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Asia Pacific, said: “As the 6th IPCC report recalled again recently, it is urgent to act now in order to limit the negative consequences of global warming. This is why CMA CGM is taking concrete actions now by adopting the best available solutions such as LNG, biomethane and biofuels, while stepping up its investments and partnerships to develop a supply chain for new zero-carbon technologies such as synthetic methane. With the largest fleet of e-methane ready vessels already deployed, the CMA CGM Group is able to help shippers like Electrolux make significant strides in de-carbonising shipping. As more shippers move their cargoes on sustainable fuels through our range of ACT with CMA CGM+ solutions, we are building on the economics for alternative fuels to accelerate the energy transition in shipping.”

Carsten Franke, Electrolux Chief Operations Officer, added: “These partnerships put Electrolux at the forefront in terms of the percentage of the total volume of products being transported in a more sustainable way. As we continuously contract increasing volumes of biofuel for sea transportation we are also supporting the overall market development toward more sustainable practices for shipping goods across the world,”.


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