CMA CGM Boxship Refuels with Bio-Fuel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 25, 2019

The CMA CGM refueling operation (CREDIT: GoodFuels Marine

The CMA CGM refueling operation (CREDIT: GoodFuels Marine

Previously announced IKEA, CMA CGM, GoodShipping Program and Port of Rotterdam pilot celebrates milestone moment in industry-first partnership.

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam announced the successful refueling on Saturday, March 23 of the CMA CGM White Shark with sustainable marine bio-fuel oil.

The test, which represents a major step for the decarbonization of ocean freight, saw the companies work together in a first-of-its-kind partnership for the shipping industry. The CMA CGM White Shark, a 5,095 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) container vessel, was refueled with the bio-fuel oil on Saturday while calling at Rotterdam.

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. This will benefit all industry stakeholders in their environmental strategies, in line with the impending International Maritime Organization (IMO) decarbonization pathway.

The sustainable marine bio-fuel oil was developed by GoodFuels, a provider of marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, after undergoing three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers. The second-generation bio-fuel oil 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 decarbonizing ocean freight.

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