This operation marks the first time a UECC time-chartered vessel, m/v Emerald Leader, has been bunkered with biofuel, further solidifying UECC’s position as a leader in sustainable maritime transport.
The successful biofuel bunkering operation was made possible through the close partnership between UECC, GoodFuels, and NYK.
GoodFuels, a the leading biofuels provider for the global transport industry, delivered the B30 blend, 470 tonnes of VLSFO and sustainable biofuel, to UECC in the port of Vlissingen, Netherlands on 27 May.
NYK, joint owner of UECC, provided invaluable technical support throughout the operation and is working closely with UECC to monitor the biofuel’s performance on m/v Emerald Leader.
“This momentous delivery of next-generation biofuel represents another significant step forward in our sustainability journey,” said Daniel Gent, energy and sustainability manager for UECC.
“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.”
“We are thrilled to partner with UECC and NYK to deliver our advanced sustainable biofuel for the first time to m/v Emerald Leader,” said Bernard van Haeringen, commercial manager at GoodFuels.
“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.”
The utilization of advanced sustainable biofuel on the Emerald Leader, which operates on UECC’s North South Trade, connecting the Eastern Mediterranean with Northern Europe, will significantly reduce the carbon intensity of UECC’s operations.