Following up on a successful biofuel trial in April, Stena Bulk is now introducing low-carbon shipping options for its customers. Stena Bulk says the trial, in which a trans-Atlantic voyage was conducted with 100% waste-based biofuel, proved the technical and operational feasibility of using such fuels in regular tanker operations.
The low-carbon shipping options that the company is now offering customers will range from 20% to 100% biofuels and will be based on an offsetting program in which the biofuel will be used within the Stena Bulk fleet. This allows customers to make use of low-carbon shipping options regardless of fuel availability on the specific route. It also ensures that operation is performed without any disturbance to the shipment.
“Performing according to our customers’ expectations is our highest priority, and this setup allows us to continue to do that while also offering a service,” says Erik Hånell, President and CEO of Stena Bulk. “It will be one way to take actions in meeting future requirements. This type of fuel is one step in many combined sustainable solutions that needs to be considered and can be used today.”
Offering low-carbon shipping options is reflective of Stena Bulk’s ambition to reduce the environmental footprint of tanker operations through innovation.
“We need to come together as an industry to find solutions that comply with future legislation,” says Hånell. “By working together, sharing experiences, risks and inspiring each other, we are convinced that we will meet the targets and ensure that shipping remains the most efficient and sustainable mode of transportation.”