A container-ship is a floating city, and just like a city needs a waste management program, so does a cargo ship! Committed to protect the oceans, the CMA CGM Environment Department has launched the Green Ship program. This program has for goal:
- To reduce waste production and therefore to minimize the vessels’ environmental impact;
- To anticipate current and future regulations;
- To teach the crew to adopt a responsible behavior;
- To improve the waste sorting in harbours.
This program focuses on reducing waste production first, and aims at recycling or re-using what cannot be eliminated.
The objective of the Annex V of the MARPOL convention is the prevention of pollution discharged into the sea from ships. CMA CGM’s Green Ship program is committed to go even further by putting into place innovative solutions such as:
- The recycling of all waste;
- The formal prohibition to throw any waste overboard (excluding food);
- The removal of incinerators in favor of new generation compactors, eliminating the emission of polluting gases;
- Facilities identification for hazardous waste (as batteries, Infectious Healthcare Waste, etc.);
- The definition of clear objectives to reduce the quantity and the toxicity of waste.
The Green Ship program, together with other actions led by the Environmental Department, shows the implication and the willingness of CMA CGM to respect the environment and to protect oceans.
Find out more about our environmental actions:
– CMA CGM’s environmental policy
– Environmental challenges of maritime transportation and CMA CGM’s actions
– The CMA CGM’s Environmental Department for sustainable innovation
– CMA CGM Re-Elected To Clean Cargo Management Committee
– CMA CGM and the ISO 14001 Standard on Environmental Management