CMA CGM contracts with Shell for “tens of thousands of tons” of marine biofuel

December 16, 2019 |

In France, CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has announced a partnership with Shell to supply tens of thousands of tons of marine biofuel to its fleet. This quantity, which is unique in the industry, will allow the Group’s ships to travel nearly 1 million kilometers, equivalent to over 80 round-trips between Rotterdam and New York, the company said in its release.

The CMA CGM Group became in 2019 the first shipowner in the world to successfully test the use of a marine biofuel onboard the container ships CMA CGM WHITE SHARK and CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT.

The fuel used is composed of 80% of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil and 20% of a biofuel made of used cooking oil. The biofuel used reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and virtually eliminates sulphur oxides emissions.

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