Oslo based United European Car Carriers (UECC), a provider of sustainable short sea ro-ro transportation in Europe, successfully completed the delivery of sustainable biofuel in the port of Vlissingen, Netherlands, in collaboration with Dutch biofuel provider GoodFuels and vessel owner NYK, marking another significant milestone in UECC’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
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.
GoodFuels, a 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 on 27 May 2023.
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 the m/v Emerald Leader.
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.
This milestone underscores UECC’s determination to provide sustainable transportation solutions to its customers, while contributing to the global efforts of mitigating climate change.
UECC, GoodFuels, and NYK remain committed to monitoring the performance of the biofuel on the Emerald Leader, gathering valuable data and insights to further advance the use of sustainable biofuels in the maritime industry.
“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,” Gent furthermore added.