GoodFuels has announced the successful completion of a first biofuel bunkering in collaboration with Hyundai GLOVIS, a global total logistics and distribution company.
The bio-bunkering is the first for a Korean flagged PCTC (pure car and truck carrier) vessel and marks a new milestone for Hyundai GLOVIS as biofuels take a central role in the company’s sustainability strategy.
The vehicle carrier GLOVIS SUNRISE was refuelled with 500 MT of GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel blend MDF1-30 during a port visit to Vlissingen (Flushing), in the Netherlands, on 28 December 2022. The trial took place during the vessel’s voyage between Europe and the Persian Gulf, ending in late January.
This successful bio-bunkering demonstrates Hyundai GLOVIS’ commitment to deliver low-carbon transport solutions and is part of its global sustainability strategy.
Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels, said: “This first bio-bunkering in collaboration with Hyundai GLOVIS marks an exciting milestone towards decarbonised maritime transport and more sustainable supply chains. It also shows the central role that biofuels can play to reduce shipping’s carbon footprint today, as a safe, convenient and technically viable option to slash emissions from commercial vessels by up to 90%.”
Tae-Woo KIM, senior vice-president, head of shipping business division, at Hyundai GLOVIS, said: “In a fast-evolving business environment, we are committed to continuously innovate to deliver greater sustainability across our logistics and shipping activities. This means exploring a number of options to decarbonise our fleets, today and in the future. As we strive to provide efficient and sustainable maritime transportation to global automotive manufacturers, including Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, and Volkswagen, we are delighted to see the results of this biofuels trial, which shows that tangible emissions reductions can be achieved today on existing fleets. Biofuels will also play a key role in our future strategy, as we continue to develop a maritime transportation system tailored to the green supply chains of the future.”
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