Fenix Marine Services (FMS) has announced it will fully transition its entire fleet of over 300 container handling machines from fossil-based diesel fuel to a renewable alternative.
In a statement, the company described it as “one of the largest commitments to environmental sustainability in the maritime sector” and that it will also cover smaller, support vehicles that run on diesel.
This transition also covers smaller, support vehicles previously powered by diesel, FMS said.
Renewable Diesel’s (RD) carbon intensity (Ci) rivals, or beats, battery-electric equipment, reducing particulates by 90%, Nox by 70% and completely eliminating sulfur emissions.
The blend known as RD80 is produced from 80% Recycled Organic Oils/Animal Fats, and 20% Biodiesel, which is made from BioMass. This blend has proven to provide the best environmental footprint while minimizing transition costs and time.
It has secured a long-term commitment to supply its total fuel demand with renewable diesel, ensuring this substantial environmental benefit is truly sustainable.
Additionally, it said it is making this commitment long before required transitions to other low or near-zero emissions options planned over the next decade.
Sean Pierce, President and CEO of Fenix, said, “Future technologies for low or zero-emissions equipment are still under development.
“Renewable Diesel allows Fenix to grow responsibly while continuing innovation partnerships for new electric and hydrogen technologies.”