Total Energies successfully bunkers CMA CGM containership with marine biofuel in Singapore
Total Energies Marine Fuels has successfully completed the refueling of a CMA CGM containership in Singapore with sustainable marine biofuel.
This operation marks another milestone in Total Energies Marine Fuels’ ambition to become a key biofuel bunker supplier across strategic bunker hubs by 2030.
On July 29, the 4,294 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) CMA CGM Montoir container vessel was bunkered via ship-to-ship transfer with Total Energies-supplied biofuel.
The biofuel is made of very-low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) blended with 24 percent second-generation, waste-based used cooking oil methyl ester (biodiesel) certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with CMA CGM, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, in their decarbonization journey using marine biofuel,” said Laura Ong, Total Energies Marine Fuels’ general manager of trading and operations for the Asia-Pacific region based in Singapore. “This latest project is further evidence of both companies’ long-term collaboration to explore and develop initiatives that promote the introduction of clean, low-carbon alternative fuels.”
This operation follows successful biofuel bunkering trials that Total Energies Marine Fuels performed in Singapore with a COSCO Shipping Lines containership, a vehicle carrier operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) and a bulk carrier chartered by NYK Line this year.
Marine biofuels are part of Total Energies wide-ranging, long-term efforts to work on various alternative solutions in order to accompany its customers in their decarbonization journey.
Biofuels provide an immediate and sustainable solution to decarbonize shipping today, as they can be blended or dropped into existing conventional fuels with little or no technological developments required on vessels.
As part of Total Energies’ strategy to produce a new generation of biofuels for use in transport, Total Energies is investing in biofuels projects based on advanced feedstock, thereby sourcing from the circular economy and limiting the competition for and impact on arable land.
These initiatives reinforce Total Energies’ climate ambition to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 together with society. In parallel, Total Energies Marine Fuels is committed to drive the decarbonization of shipping through the provision of clean and low-carbon marine fuel solutions across the short and long term.