TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has successfully completed the refueling of a CMA CGM containership in Singapore with sustainable marine biofuel, marking a milestone in the company’s ambition to become a key biofuel bunker supplier across strategic hubs by 2030, officials said in a Sept. 20 announcement.
In late July, the 4,294 TEU CMA CGM MONTOIR container vessel was bunkered via ship-to-ship transfer with TotalEnergies-supplied biofuel. The biofuel is made of very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) blended with 24% second-generation, waste-based and ISCC-certified used cooking oil methyl ester (UCOME).
“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, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels’ general manager of trading and operations for Asia Pacific. “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.”
TotalEnergies, based in Singapore, has said that marine biofuels are part of the company’s wide-ranging, long-term efforts to work on various alternative solutions in order to support customers seeking to decarbonize.
The MONTOIR refueling operation follows biofuel bunkering trials that TotalEnergies Marine Fuels performed in Singapore with a COSCO Shipping Lines containership, a vehicle carrier operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and a bulk carrier chartered by NYK Line earlier this year.