Unifeeder tackles the first biofuel bunkers – ShipInsight
Biofuel pioneer GoodFuels and international food and short sea shipping company Unifeeder have jointly completed their first sustainable marine biofuel bunkering in the port of Rotterdam.
As part of this new partnership, the Shortsea container ship Elbsummer was bunkered with a blend of marine biofuel produced from 100% sustainable raw materials and marine diesel fuel (MGO) before starting its journey to Helsinki, Finland.
This is the first bio-bunkering between GoodFuels and Unifeeder, and aligns with the ambition of the two companies to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of European transport and improve the environmental impact of the maritime transport industry. .
As a market leader and pioneer in the field of sustainable fuels, GoodFuels provides sustainable biofuels to the global shipping industry that ‘fuel’ existing engines without requiring changes to engine components or fuel infrastructure. and allow an instant decarbonization impact. The company’s sustainable marine biofuels reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% from sink to exhaust and virtually eliminate SOx emissions. Its entire portfolio of biofuels is 100% sustainable as they are produced from various certified raw materials labeled as waste or residue.
Similar to GoodFuels, Unifeeder – which is owned by global end-to-end logistics company DP World – is also positioning itself as a pioneer in sustainable development in shipping and is fully dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse with its own objective of decarbonising its fleet by 50% by 2040.
Isabel Welten, Commercial Director of GoodFuels, commented on this partnership: “We are delighted to see Unifeeder join the ranks of our pioneering maritime partners committed to sustainability. This partnership demonstrates once again that solutions already exist today to reduce emissions from maritime transport. Our marine biofuels respect the environment on all fronts, as they come from sustainable raw materials and do not compete with food production and do not cause deforestation.
Also noting the announcement, Timm Niebergall, Director of Shortsea at Unifeeder, said: “We are delighted with the results of this first bio-bunkering, which is in line with our long-term commitment to the environment. Short sea shipping already offers a greener alternative to inland transportation, and GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel is a significant solution that allows us to reduce our emissions in an immediate, significant and measurable way.