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Peninsula launches bio bunker fuel supply business with delivery to bulk carrier “La Luna”

Peninsula’s BIO blend, VLSFO B24, was derived from Used Cooking Oil and delivered by chemical tanker “Hercules Sky” to NORDEN’s 62,594 dwt bulk carrier “La Luna” in Gibraltar.

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Independent marine fuel supplier Peninsula on Monday (3 July) said it completed its first sustainable biofuel delivery to NORDEN’s bulk carrier via ship-to-ship (STS) on 19 June in Gibraltar. 

Peninsula’s BIO blend (VLSFO B24) was derived from Used Cooking Oil (UCO) and delivered by chemical tanker Hercules Sky, one of the latest vessels to join the Peninsula fleet. 

The receiving vessel was NORDEN’s 62,594 dwt bulk carrier, La Luna. The growing demand for biofuels in the Mediterranean reinforces the company’s decision to add the product to its range of marine energy solutions. 

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Peninsula’s biofuels are drop in, low-carbon, options that require little to no retrofitting or change to receiving vessels. The International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) accreditation facilitates the supply of biofuels from feedstocks that have fully traceable, sustainable and GHG reducing supply chains. This enables Peninsula to directly support customers seeking help to lower their carbon emissions. 

“Peninsula is constantly progressing its decarbonisation strategy according to customer needs. Based on detailed customer interaction, we are confident that biofuels will form a meaningful emissions reduction solution. Sustainable biofuel therefore forms a core part of Peninsula’s product strategy,” the firm said.   

Peninsula launches bio bunker fuel supply business with delivery to bulk carrier “La Luna”

John Bassadone, Peninsula’s CEO, said: “Biofuel adds another lower carbon option to Peninsula’s diversified product offering and marks a further significant step towards our collective transition to a zero carbon future.  

“As one of the world’s leading shipping companies, the trust that Norden has shown in Peninsula is validation of the thorough and careful planning we have done to bring biofuels to market. Norden has a strong sustainability focus and we are delighted to be a key part of their decarbonisation journey, today and in the future, whilst continuing our own path to net zero.”

Nacho de Miguel, Peninsula’s Head of Sustainability, said: “Peninsula will focus its Biofuels supply in key ports where sufficient critical mass exists.  The Mediterranean is a key region for global shipping, and the Gibraltar Strait enjoys an excellent strategic vantage point to capture the inevitable, imminent increase in Biofuel demand.  We are certain that Peninsula will play an important role in providing Biofuel solutions to our global customer base as, together, we make progress towards decarbonising shipping.”

“At NORDEN, our climate strategy is to decarbonise our customers’ supply chain,” Head of Decarbonisation & Climate Solutions, Henrik Røjel, said.

“It’s therefore essential for us to have a growing base of suppliers, which provide sustainable biofuel to our vessels. We’re glad to have cooperated with Peninsula on their first sustainable biofuel delivery to NORDEN and look forward to the continued collaboration” he added. 

Manifold Times previously reported Peninsula announcing it is commencing the supply of biofuels at its hub ports in the Strait of Gibraltar, after having recently received its ISCC in respect of physical supply operations in Gibraltar, Algeciras and nearby ports.

Related: Peninsula extends physical supply operations to Suez with licence from Egypt
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Related: Peninsula “Hercules Sky” to supply biofuel bunkers in Gibraltar Strait
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Related: Peninsula to begin to biofuel bunker supply in the Strait of Gibraltar

 

Photo credit: Peninsula
Published: 11 July, 2023

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Singapore: EPS orders ammonia, LNG dual-fuel vessels from China

EPS signed one contract for a series of ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers with CSSC Beihai Shipbuilding and another for a series of LNG dual-fuel oil tankers with CSSC Guangzhou Shipbuilding International.

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Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) on Wednesday (28 February) said it signed two new contract orders in a signing ceremony in Shanghai, one for a series of ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers with CSSC Beihai Shipbuilding and another for a series of LNG dual-fuel oil tankers with CSSC Guangzhou Shipbuilding International. 

The contracts signed cover four 210,000 dwt ammonia dual-fuel bulk carriers and two 111,000 dwt LNG dual-fuel LR2 oil tankers, expanding our fleet of green vessels on water. 

“These are pivotal for EPS, testament to our continued commitment towards the decarbonisation of shipping,” EPS said in a social media post.

Manifold Times recently reported EPS signing a contract for its first ever wind-assisted propulsion system, partnering with bound4blue to install three 22-metre eSAILs® onboard the Pacific Sentinel

The turnkey ‘suction sail’ technology, which drags air across an aerodynamic surface to generate exceptional propulsive efficiency, will be fitted later this year, helping the 183-metre, 50,000 DWT oil and chemical tanker reduce overall energy consumption by approximately 10%, depending on vessel routing.

Related: Singapore: EPS orders its first wind-assisted propulsion system for tanker

 

Photo credit: Eastern Pacific Shipping
Published: 1 March 2024

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Malaysia: Port of Tanjung Pelepas completes first LNG bunkering operation

Landmark event involved the CMA CGM Monaco, a 14,024 TEUs containership operated by French shipping giant CMA CGM.

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Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a joint venture between MMC Group and APM Terminals, on Wednesday (28 February) announced a significant milestone with the successful completion of its first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation. 

The landmark event involved the CMA CGM Monaco, a 14,024 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) capacity containership operated by French shipping giant, CMA CGM.

Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Chairman of PTP in a statement remarked this latest milestone demonstrates PTP’s commitment to continuously enhance its competitive advantages in an increasingly competitive global market.

“The successful completion of our first LNG bunkering operation also underscores our unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership. We are proud to partner with Petronas Trading Corporation Sendirian Berhad (PETCO) and CMA CGM on this initiative and showcase PTP’s capabilities as a leading facilitator of clean and efficient maritime operations.”

“This milestone paves the way for further growth in LNG bunkering at PTP, contributing significantly to the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.”

Commenting on this achievement, Mark Hardiman, Chief Executive Officer of PTP stated this latest milestone further highlights PTP’s position as the largest transshipment hub terminal in Malaysia.

“In preparation for the LNG bunkering operation, PTP worked closely since March 2022 with PETCO and CMA CGM, as well as with various other related government agencies to organise table-top exercises (TTX) and workshops, before carrying out the deployment exercise.”

“The success of the bunkering operation is a result of the seamless collaboration and preparations involving rigorous safety procedures through in-depth operational and risk assessments, modelling, and validation. We thank PETCO, CMA CGM all other involved parties for their joint efforts in operationalising the bunkering capability and we welcome partners to work with us to accelerate maritime decarbonisation,” said Hardiman.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s largest transshipment hub with the capacity to handle 13 million TEUs annually. The port delivers reliable, efficient, and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad with extensive connectivity to the global market. PTP is currently ranked 15th among the world top container ports.

 

Photo credit: Port of Tanjung Pelepas
Published: 1 March 2024

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen to order four additional methanol DF PCTCs

Newbuilds will also be ammonia-ready and able to be converted as soon as ammonia becomes available in a safe and secure way.

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen PCTC order

Roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen on Tuesday (27 February) declared options to build four additional next-generation Shaper Class pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessels.

The 9,300 CEU methanol dual fuel vessels can utilise alternative fuel sources, such as methanol, upon delivery. They will also be ammonia-ready and able to be converted as soon as ammonia becomes available in a safe and secure way.

“Together with our customers we are committed to further shaping our industry and accelerating towards net zero. These new vessels are a vital part of that journey,” says Xavier Leroi, EVP & COO Shipping Services.

This latest commitment brings the total number of Shaper Class vessels currently on order with Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) to eight. Wallenius Wilhelmsen also retains further options.

The first of the Shaper Class vessels already ordered are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2026. The four additional vessels under the declared options will be delivered between May and November 2027.

 

Photo credit: Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Published: 1 March 2024

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