While the appetite american to Greenland illustrates the huge and growing economic interests of the United States, China and Russia to the Arctic, ship-owner, tri-color CGA CGM borrows another path. Received this on Friday by Emmanuel Macron upstream of the g-7 to present the commitments of the coalition maritime climate and the environment, Rodolphe Saadé, the boss of the French operator, announced that it will use more the road to the North. While the melting of the ice makes little by little available three sea passages in the Arctic, CMA CGM undertakes not to pass any of his 500 ships. Especially on the north-east along the Siberian.
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the Long 400 km, it is the only one already passable without icebreakers three to four months per year, and already operated by foreign-flag vessels. Vladimir Putin has already set a target of 80 million tonnes of cargo transported per year by 2025 through this passage. "CMA CGM is the decisive choice of the protection of the environment and biodiversity in the world, despite the major competitive advantage that this road would be for the shipping companies," sums up the group.
the figurehead of a coalition of nine companies maritime traffic engaged on Friday at the Elysée palace on environmental objectives, CMA CGM is also working on new sources of energy that pollute less. For its future ships of very large capacity, it will no longer be used as liquefied natural gas (LNG). The first boat is expected in 2020, to a goal of twenty additional powered by LNG by 2022. Using also alternative energy (biofuel...), the owner, hopes to reduce by 30% its emissions of CO2 per container carried per kilometre between 2015 and 2025.Updated Date: 24 August 2019, 00:00