TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has successfully completed its first refueling of a Hapag-Lloyd container vessel in Singapore with sustainable, UCOME (Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester)-based, marine biofuel.
The bunker operation marks the start of a term supply agreement between the two companies, which commits TotalEnergies to provide VLSFO blended with 24% second-generation, waste-based and ISCC-certified UCOME to Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet.
Based on a well-to-wake assessment, this B24 biofuel blend will reduce approximately 20% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions compared with conventional fuel oil.
As part of this operation, Hapag-Lloyd’s 15,000 TEU container vessel, Afif, received 2,000 MT of biofuel on 20th January 2023. The ship-to-ship biofuel transfer was made possible with the services rendered by Jurong Port Universal Terminal Pte Ltd (JPUT). JPUT also took on 100 percent UCOME bio-component into their storage tanks for the first time, which further underscores the significance of this operation.
"In combination with other green fuels, biofuel will play an important role towards a carbon-free environment by 2045. Consistent supply of biofuel in Singapore will allow us to offer sustainable transportation solutions to our customers, thereby supporting them in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint" Jan Christensen, Senior Director, Global Fuel Purchasing of Hapag-Lloyd, said.
According to Louise Tricoire, Vice President of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, “this biofuel bunker term contract also ushers a new chapter for TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, as we build on our operational expertise gained from multiple biofuel bunker trials we have done in 2022, to provide a scalable solution of this lower-carbon marine fuel.”