CMA CGM box ship refuels with bio fuel oil

Written by Nick Blenkey
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The 5,095 TEU containership CMA CGM White Shark was successfully refueled with marine bio fuel oil in the Port of Rotterdam on Saturday, March 23.

As we reported earlier, see story, IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam have partnered to trial the use of bio fuel as a step towards the decarbonization of ocean freight.

Results from the trial will give the maritime sector an insight into the scalability, sustainability and technical compliance of sustainable marine bio fuel oil.

The sustainable marine bio-fuel oil was developed by GoodFuels, a leading provider of sustainable marine bio fuels, 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 and is expected to deliver 80-90% well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents, while virtually eliminating SOx emissions — all without any requirement for engine modifications.

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