Sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping has announced a new partnership with 18 companies that will substantially reduce emissions from shipping.
These cargo owners and other partners have completed the first in a series of bunkerings of sustainable marine biofuel in this COP26 related decarbonisation campaign that will reduce around 4,000 tonnes of emitted carbon dioxide (CO2).
The Ship to Zero initiative brings together organisations spanning a range of nations and industries, including food production, consumer goods, chemicals, textiles, machinery and logistics.
The initial partners of the initiative are Bugaboo, Cocoasource, DHL Global Forwarding, Dille & Kamille, Dopper, Geelen Counterflow, Lenzing, Loods5, Lush, Matsen Chemie, Nine & Co, Regent Ingredients, Samskip, Sipsmith, Tony’s Chocolonely, YOGI Tea, Yumeko and Zaytoun.
Each partner has committed to a specific reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions related to the transport of their products or services.
GoodShipping has completed the first bio-bunkering of the container ship Samskip Innovator, during which fossil fuels were replaced by 100% sustainable biofuels. The partnership will see advanced biofuels used for a total of four or five trips from Rotterdam to Hull, UK, and a 4,000 tonnes CO2 reduction as a result.
The refuelling has been achieved in partnership with GoodFuels, whose renewable biofuels deliver an 80-90% well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction and are produced from certified sustainable feedstocks.
These include among others used cooking oil (UCO) and waste animal fats, which are labelled as 100% waste or residues that cannot be used for any higher quality application or recycling. These renewable feedstocks are approved by an independent sustainability board, to ensure all biofuels meet the highest sustainability requirements.
As GoodShipping is based on the mass balance principle – the concept that all carbon is emitted into the same atmosphere – the vessel being refuelled will not necessarily carry the cargo that the partner companies have decided to transport carbon neutrally.
Tina Trinks, commercial manager at GoodShipping, said: “The Ship to Zero initiative demonstrates that concrete climate action is possible now, and that a tangible impact can be achieved by taking small steps together and breaking down collaborative barriers across industries.”
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