United European Car Carriers (UECC) has completed the delivery of B30 biofuel in the port of Vlissingen, in collaboration with biofuel provider GoodFuels and vessel owner NYK.
his operation marks the first time a UECC time-chartered vessel, m/v Emerald Leader, has been bunkered with biofuel. The biofuel bunkering operation was made possible through a partnership between UECC, GoodFuels, and NYK.
GoodFuels delivered the B30 blend – 470 tonnes of VLSFO and sustainable biofuel – to UECC in the port of Vlissingen, Netherlands, on 27 May, 2023. NYK, the joint owner of UECC, provided technical support throughout the operation and is working closely with UECC to monitor the biofuel’s performance on m/v Emerald Leader.
By bunkering biofuel for the first time on a UECC time-chartered vessel, we demonstrate our unwavering commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and providing cleaner transportation options.
… said Mr. Daniel Gent, Energy and Sustainability Manager for UECC
The utilisation of biofuel on the Emerald Leader, which operates on UECC’s North South Trade, connecting the Eastern Mediterranean with Northern Europe, aims to significantly reduce carbon intensity. UECC, GoodFuels, and NYK will be gathering data and insights to further advance the use of sustainable biofuels in the maritime industry.
This collaboration showcases the commitment of all parties involved to combatting climate change and accelerating the energy transition in the shipping industry. We are confident that biofuels will play a crucial role in decarbonising the maritime sector.
… said Bernard van Haeringen, Commercial Manager at GoodFuels.