Leading biofuels supplier GoodFuels has delivered fuel to a NYK bulk carrier in the Port of Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub.
The NYK ship, M/V Frontier Explorer, was refuelled with biofuel in a blend with VLSFO during its port call to Singapore in early July during a voyage from Australia to India. GoodFuels worked with a licensed bunker supplier to carry out the bunkering.
The operation marked GoodFues’ Asia Pacific debut and the first such delivery to a major maritime client since GoodFuels opened its Singapore office. It was also the first to be managed under GoodFuels’ partnership with Japan-based ITOCHU, which was announced in May. Under the partnership, GoodFuels and ITOCHU agreed to cooperate on providing access to sustainable marine biofuels in all Singaporean territorial waters, waterways, and harbors. It will also see both organizations work together to scale up supply of sustainable marine biofuel in tje Asia Pacific region by identifying potential feedstocks.
GoodFuels said the bunkering comes as a significant milestone for the company in response to growing demand for low carbon marine fuels.
“It’s important to underline just how significant this first refueling with NYK is for GoodFuels’ presence in Asia,” said Jing Xieng JX Han, General Manager, GoodFuels Asia Pacific. “Just a few months after commencing operations in Singapore, and hot on the heels of our recent agreement with ITOCHU, we are proving to the market that we are ready to supply our sustainable biofuels solutions to meet growing demand in the region.”
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