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MSC becomes first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling at Rotterdam in the Netherlands, following successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year.

The trials were completed with a minimum 10% blend fuel, however following further trials the company will now commit to using the higher 30% blend.

“We are pleased to see these trials completed successfully and look forward to now using biofuel on our vessels as a routine matter,” said Bud Darr, executive vice-president, maritime policy and government affairs, MSC Group. “When using such blended fuel, we can expect an estimated 15-20% reduction in absolute CO2 emissions. The potential CO2 reduction in the bio component of these fuels could reach 80-90%, which we will monitor and confirm over time.”

Biofuels could offer an alternative solution for the shipping sector as it aims to meet the 2030 International Maritime Organisation ambition for CO2 emissions intensity reduction. Using biofuel on container ships could significantly reduce emissions and improve air quality.

MSC’s commitment to biofuels is part of the company’s broader strategic approach to sustainability. MSC plans to modernise its green and efficient fleet through the largest container shipping investment programme in the industry.

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