FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has enlisted its Melbourne-based subsidiary ANL (formerly Australian National Line) to be the leading brand in Oceania to press its global “Better Ways” environmental campaign.

“We are committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, protecting the environment and doing all we can to support the vision of people living in a prosperous and sustainable world,” said ANL chief executive Shane Walden.

“It’s essential that the business community work together towards Better Ways and a brighter future,” he said.

“Our organisation embraces science-based targets through a number of affiliations across the globe; after all, the UN’s 17th sustainable development goals is Partnership for the Goals so we are all in this fight together,” Mr Walden said.

Building a more efficient, resilient and sustainable global trade is the strategic transformation driven by CMA CGM Group chairman and CEO Rodolphe Saade.

Protection of life below water is also key for ANL and work continues on the Reef Recovery Programme announced in 2020, said the CMA CGM press release.

“Since the establishment of the Reef Recovery Programme in Australia, ANL’s partners at Reef Restoration Foundation have put 1,000 coral fragments in the water and are set to produce up to 3,000 mature pieces over the next number of months,” it said.

Korea Shipbuilding wins US$753 million orders for 10 ships
KOREA Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Co signed a US$753 million deal to construct 10 ships with overseas companies, reports Yonhap News Agency.

New Zealand’s Kiwirail Ltd and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co will also build two 53,000-ton roll-on roll-off passenger vessels propelled by electricity and diesel. The expected delivery is May 2026.

Meanwhile, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has obtained a $93 million deal with an Oceanian company to build three 1,800-TEU carriers, which will be delivered by March 2023.

Another deal calls for Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to construct two 2,800-TEUers and one 2,100 TEUer and deliver them by the first half of 2023.

Source: Schednet