CMA CGM, PSA collaborate on new digital solutions to reduce carbon emission 

CMA CGM and PSA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on May 11 to jointly create and implement sustainable solutions relating to CMA CGM’s port and terminal handling activities in Singapore, through the joint venture partnership in CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal (CPLT). 

CMA CGM said in a statement that one of the focus areas of the collaboration is to adopt PSA’s Opt- E-Arrive digital solution to reduce carbon emission through optimization of bunker consumption. 

Opt-E-Arrive will enable CMA CGM vessels to skip the anchorage stop and arrive just-in-time at berth at CPLT. The solution synchronizes transparent real time activities and automates data exchange between the systems of the carrier and port operator, thus enabling CMA CGM vessels to optimize vessel speed to be timely for berth, and reduce greenhouse gas emission through further optimization of bunker consumption.  An annual bunker savings of four to seven percent for CMA CGM vessels arriving in Singapore is expected to be achieved.

“As we advance in our energy transition to be a net zero carbon company by 2050, we shall continue to pursue energy efficiency, optimize network, design containerships to progressively operate with zero-carbon energy, and develop a supply chain for new zero carbon energies”, CEO of CMA CGM Asia Pacific Laurent Olmeta said. 

Meanwhile, Regional CEO of Southeast Asia, PSA International, Ong Kim Pong said PSA aims to create an Internet of Logistics through building a connected system of nodes and platforms together with its customers and partners. 

“We are delighted to embark on this collaboration with our steadfast partner CMA CGM through various initiatives to enhance service excellence. With greater visibility, closer cooperation and enhanced cargo flow with digital solutions, we can move the world together sustainably, and with greater agility and efficiency,” Ong added.

Opt-E-Arrive will be complementary to CMA CGM’s existing fleet centers, which can be described as vessel control towers with smart decision support tools for the Group’s 566 vessels and their crews. 

Backed by 26 team members in Marseille, Miami and Singapore, the fleet centers provide round the clock support to ensure the safety of the Group’s crew, vessels and cargoes, and also offer real time data to adapt vessels’ routes and speed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Photo credit: CMA CGM

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