The Oslo-based United European Car Carriers (UECC) and the Dutch energy company Titan Clean Fuels (Titan) team up on a series of major liquefied biomethane (LBM) bunkering operations in the port of Zeebrugge.

Titan will bunker ISCC-EU certified mass balanced LBM, also known as bio-LNG, to all of UECC’s LNG dual fuel car carriers this month.

These pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) will use 100% LBM as part of UECC’s ‘Green Gas Month’, an initiative that supports its wider ‘Sail for Change’ sustainability programme.

Three of the ships also feature battery hybrid technology.

United European Car Carriers (UECC) claims that due to the biomethane waste feedstock, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction potential from this clean fuel use is significant.

“In ‘Green Gas Month’ alone, UECC calculates the Well-to-Wake emissions reductions will exceed 8,000 metric tonnes of CO2e,” it says.

“The GHG emissions reductions generated from these major LBM bunkering operations will be available to UECC customers through a CO2 registry that it opened in January 2024,” UECC added.

According to UECC, the next phase is the introduction of e-methane produced using renewable electricity and electrolysis.