The carbon dioxide emissions reductions came as company’s 85 vessel fleet carried over 5 million TEUs to over 70 countries around the world last year, according to recent data from the Singapore-based CMA CGM subsidiary.
Singapore-based ocean carrier APL, now a subsidiary of CMA CGM, reduced the carbon dioxide emissions of its vessel fleet by 48 percent in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009, according to recent data released by the company.
The reduction, verified by Lloyd’s Register Group according to the Clean Cargo Working Group verification protocol, marks APL’s seventh consecutive year of improvements.
The company’s 85 vessel fleet carried over 5 million TEUs to over 70 countries around the world in 2016, according to company data.
“APL is pleased to register our best carbon reduction performance as yet, improving our fleet emission level by about percent versus our reduction in 2015,” APL Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Sartini said in a statement.
APL said it has successfully lowered its fleet carbon dioxide emission levels annually, including through improvements in operational efficiencies, fleet and voyage optimization, as well as the deployment of a fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly fleet of vessels.
Moving forward, the company says it aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per container transported by 30 percent between 2015 and 2025, a target set by its parent, the Marseille, France-based CMA CGM Group.
APL also said that it would persist with cold-ironing development and pioneer ballast water treatment development, among others, by “embracing technology innovation, clean energy sources and best practices.”
“APL believes that every stakeholder plays a role in protecting our environment. This is also why our sustainability programs are being extended to our customers so that they too can make a difference in reducing carbon footprint via their shipments with APL,” Sartini said. “Through collaborative opportunities, we seek to help APL shippers design and manage their green supply chain.”