Climate change has been and is at the heart of many initiatives within the shipping and freight industry.. Whether it is IMO’s proposed implementation of IMO 2020 regulations 98 days down the road, or the use of bio fuels to run ships or the use of scrubbers or LNG powered ships, there are several initiatives being followed by the industry..
In line with this, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group announced in 2017 that the group would be ordering a series of 23,000-TEU containerships that would be the world’s first ever to be powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas)..
This decision became a reality when the group announced the launch of the world’s largest LNG powered containership..
In any industry, there are Leaders and Visionaries who innovate, design, create and shape it, benefiting everyone in the chain..
The Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain industries are no exception..
Through a series of articles, Shipping and Freight Resource is paying tribute to Leaders and Visionaries who shaped the modern day shipping industry..
In this article we offer tribute to one of the leaders and visionaries who shaped the modern day shipping industry – Jacques R. Saadé – Founder Chairman of CMA CGM Group, who passed away in Marseilles on the 24th of June 2018..