TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, Hapag-Lloyd initiate first biofuel bunker delivery in Singapore


TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has successfully completed its first refuelling of a Hapag-Lloyd container vessel in Singapore with Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) based marine biofuel.

This inaugural bunker operation marks the start of a term supply agreement between the two companies. 

This commits TotalEnergies to provide Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO), blended with 24 per cent 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 per cent of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions compared with conventional fuel oil.

As part of this milestone operation, Hapag-Lloyd’s 15,000 TEU container vessel AFIF took on 2, billion tonnes of biofuel on 20 January. 

The ship-to-ship biofuel transfer was made possible with the services rendered by Jurong Port Universal Terminal Pte (JPUT). 

JPUT also took on 100 per cent UCOME bio-component into its storage tanks for the first time.

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Jan Christensen, Senior Director, Global Fuel Purchasing of Hapag-Lloyd, said: “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,” Christensen added. 

This inaugural bunker operation comes only months after Bolloré Logistics signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd to promote the use of marine biofuel and contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions related to maritime transport.

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