An Ocean Network Express (ONE) containership is trialing the use of sustainable marine biofuel as industry seeks to make supply chains more sustainable by reducing carbon emissions in the container shipping segment.
The 4,803 TEU-capacity MOL Experience was refueled with the biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam on November 22, 2020.
The trial was organized by the sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping, which claims the carbon-busting solution can deliver 80-90 percent well-to-exhaust carbon reduction compared to fossil fuel equivalents, and also eliminates virtually all SOx emissions. The biofuel was supplied by GoodShipping’s sister company GoodFuels.
MOL Experience was carrying cargo customers for Goodshipping customers Dopper, Blygold, Geelen Counterflow, Yumeko, North Actionsports Group, Srface, and Zaytoun.
“Shipping needs forward-looking, environmentally-conscious companies to help facilitate the shift to alternative fuels as the sector moves towards decarbonization,” said Katarin van Orshaegen, Commercial Lead at GoodShipping.
“ONE is a prime example of a container company who shares our goal of changing the way the industry thinks about future fuels. At GoodShipping, we empower the transition to fossil-free transport by enabling cargo owners to switch to advanced biofuel and change the way they do business. We look forward to continued collaboration with ONE and all our partners to advance sustainability in shipping and continue the path towards decarbonization,” Orshaegen added.
Reusable bottle-maker Dopper is one of the cargo owners benefitting from the partnership.
“Dopper wants to be a sustainability game changer, and we are extremely proud to be a GoodShipping pioneer,” said Paul Krab, Operations Manager at Dopper. “GoodShipping enables us to reduce our sea shipping emissions to zero, helping us to achieve our target to be a net-zero company by 2030.”
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