French shipping giant CMA CGM Group has been recognised as the Best Ship Owner/Operator at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2019 held recently in Hong Kong attended by over 400 senior maritime players.
The award recognises CMA CGM for delivering outstanding performance in several categories including customer service innovation, business profitability, schedule reliability, network & service development, investment & commitment to environmental protection, provision of crew welfare as well as fleet utilisation.
Thomas Cassuto, managing director - Asia Regional Office, CMA CGM said: "We are honoured for the recognition from the judging panel, made up of experienced and respected leaders in the industry.
"This industry award salutes the outstanding leadership of CMA CGM to make shipping more innovative and sustainable. We are proud to be the first shipping line in the world to equip its giant containerships with LNG-powered engines, reinforcing our continuous commitment to the protection of environment through our boldness and pioneer spirit.
"By receiving this award, CMA CGM is privileged that the major industry partners recognise us as the front-runner of technological innovation globally and in Asia Pacific."
The award programme, which is marking its 12th year in 2019, is organised by Seatrade Maritime, a top-tier maritime publication.