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APL cuts fleet carbon emissions by 47pc in nearly a decade

SINGAPORE's APL, part of French shipping giant CMA CGM Group, announced that it has reduced its fleet carbon dioxide emissions per container transported per kilometre in 2018 by 47

APL cuts fleet carbon emissions by 47pc in nearly a decade

SINGAPORE's APL, part of French shipping giant CMA CGM Group, announced that it has reduced its fleet carbon dioxide emissions per container transported per kilometre in 2018 by 47

14 June 2019 - 19:00

SINGAPORE's APL, part of French shipping giant CMA CGM Group, announced that it has reduced its fleet carbon dioxide emissions per container transported per kilometre in 2018 by 47.4 per cent compared to its base level in 2009.

The result follows the Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) of APL's 2018 carbon dioxide emission data by the global non-profit organisation Business for Social Responsibility's (BSR's) Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG). The Clean Cargo EPA data was verified by Lloyd's Register Group according to the Clean Cargo verification protocol and principles of ISO14064-3:2006 standard, the shipping carrier said.



'As part of the CMA CGM Group, APL is firmly committed towards the protection of the environment and the reduction of its carbon footprint. Building upon the successful results we have achieved in this area, we are determined to persevere in our pursuits for excellence in sustainable shipping,' said APL safety and eco chief Dennis Yee.



APL is fully aligned with the CMA CGM's commitment to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions per container transported per kilometre by 30 per cent between 2015 and 2025, after it has achieved a 50 per cent reduction between 2005 and 2015.



Gearing up for 2020 global sulphur cap, APL will be using low-sulphur compliant fuel oil across its vessel fleet and deploying liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels.


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