CMA CGM to stop carrying plastic waste cargo

April 13 2022 Print This Article

As part of its renewed commitment towards more sustainable trade, the CMA CGM Group announced its decision to no longer carry plastic waste on their ships as of June 1st, 2022. This landmark decision in the shipping industry will help protect the oceans and biodiversity.

To enforce this commitment while maintaining sufficient anticipation buffer for its customers and inform that no plastic waste will be loaded onboard CMA CGM Group’s vessels as from April 15th, 2022. Plastic waste is identified under HS code category 3915.

To ensure effectiveness of this measure, they have set up ban on HS code for commodities concerned in their booking system. CMA CGM further informs that false declarations on the nature of the goods will lead to a blacklisting of the incriminated entity.