IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam on Monday (25 March) announced the successful refuelling of the CMA CGM WHITE SHARK with sustainable marine bio-fuel oil.
The CMA CGM WHITE SHARK, a 5,095 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) container vessel, was refuelled with the bio-fuel oil on Saturday while calling at Rotterdam.
The test, which represents a major step for the decarbonisation of ocean freight, saw the companies work together in a first-of-its-kind partnership for the shipping industry, they say.
Results from the trial will give the maritime sector a vital demonstration into the scalability, sustainability and technical compliance of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil to benefit all industry stakeholders in their environmental strategies, in line with the impending International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decarbonisation pathway.
The sustainable marine bio-fuel oil was developed by GoodFuels after undergoing three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers.
The second-generation bio-fuel oil, which is completely derived from forest residues and waste cooking oil products, is expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents and virtually eliminates sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions – all without any requirement for engine modifications.
The trial was facilitated by the GoodShipping Program, a sustainable initiative dedicated to decarbonising ocean freight.
Published: 26 March, 2019
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