In January 2013, the Group-owned CMA CGM fleet was rewarded by state ports (Port State Control), the highest score for its fleet in recognition of the fleet’s compliance with international regulations regarding safety at sea, technical / regulatory compliance and pollution prevention.
For this ranking, port national authorities verify the state of vessels, the level of maintenance, the quality of the crew, procedures in place for the management of safety and pollution.
Since 2010, vessels are controlled by a rating implemented by the “Paris Memorandum of Understanding”, one of the strictest in the world. In case of poor performance, vessels and/or companies are subject to stricter and more frequent controls that can lead to detentions and bans.
“The CMA CGM Group places the health, security and safety of its crews, employees, transported goods and vessels at the forefront of its priorities. The recognition of this performance by the authorities rewards the measures implemented by the Group to ensure safety on board and demonstrates the level of excellence of CMA CGM’s vessels and teams” says Farid Salem, CMA CGM Group Executive Officer.