SCZONE achieves successful green bunkering milestone at East Port Said

SCZONE announces successful green bunkering operation in East Port Said

The General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) has confirmed the successful inaugural green bunkering operation using methanol at East Port Said.

It reportedly took six hours for the supply service to arrive.

This is the first operation of its sort in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East, and it is part of Egypt’s goal to reclaim its position in ship bunkering services, whether with fossil or green fuel, and to capitalise on the ideal location of its seaports on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

READ: SCZone to conclude clean energy agreements in November

SCZONE verified the execution of the green bunkering service for the Maersk containership, which arrived at East Port Said on 16 August.

The authority intends to transform its ports into a regional hub for bunkering services using either fossil or green fuels, in addition to efforts to localise the green fuel industry, as well as the feeding and complementary industries, to capitalise on its geographical location.

In September 2022, SCZone approved the establishment of four new logistic projects in SCZone-affiliated ports.

One month later, representatives from Maersk, SCZONE, and Siemens Energy met to discuss green hydrogen projects.

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