CMB is now a net zero shipping line

Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) announces that from now on, it will offset its CO2 emissions to reach net zero. To do so, the shipping line supports climate projects in developing countries. In 2050, the company wants to achieve zero carbon shipping.

The climate projects the 125-year old Belgian shipping line participates in include the acquisition of high quality Voluntary Carbon Units (VCUs) in Zambia (agro-forestry, SALM, REDD+), Guatemala (REDD+) and India (wind and solar parks).

CMB is convinced that the shipping industry will find solutions to provide zero carbon shipping by 2050. Many low carbon and zero carbon technologies are already in the early stages of development, according to CMB, and the company is already investing in the development of low and zero carbon ships and engines.

Picture: The HydroTug, the world’s first hydrogen-powered tugboat, is an example of CMB’s developments.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.