APL, CMA CGM’s Singapore containerline, has announced a 50.7% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions per transported container per kilometer in 2017, compared to its base level in 2009. This achievement marks APL’s eighth consecutive year of improved environmental performance, as reported in the Business for Social Responsibility’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) of APL’s 2017 carbon dioxide emission data.
Last year, APL saw ship bow modifications and retrofitting of propellers to vessels that aided in minimising wave resistance and improving propulsion efficiency respectively.
Navigating forward, the ocean carrier has resolved to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per teu transported by 30% between 2015 and 2025, a target set by its parent group, CMA CGM.
Gearing up for the global sulphur cap that comes into effect from 1 January 2020, APL said in a release it will be using low-sulphur compliant fuel oil across its vessel fleet, employing scrubbers on some vessels, and deploying some new LNG-fuelled vessels.