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AMSTERDAM: In a preface to COP26 in November, marine biofuels supplier and marketer GoodShipping has launched a campaign to encourage industry stakeholders to decarbonise marine shipping.

The company is arranging a dedicated bunkering of sustainable marine biofuels - equivalent to a journey from Rotterdam to Glasgow - that will reduce CO2e by 3.800 tons.

To make this happen GoodShipping wants to expand its sustainable fuels user group – already endorsed by operators and shipper customers including IKEA.

"Through our pilot we wanted to show that the means for decarbonisation in terms of alternative fuels are available,” declared Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld, head of Sustainability, IKEA Global Transport & Logistics Services. “We have a responsibility to do our part to reduce the impact of our ocean freight. Through our participation we send a signal to our customers and the ocean industry on our commitment to decarbonise. Only through collaboration can we achieve rapid, necessary change.

“With a successful pilot completed, our intention is to put the equivalent of at least all our containers out of Rotterdam on biofuel,” she added.

According to GoodShipping founder Dirk Kronemeijer, marine shipping is currently responsible for around 3.0 percent of the world and around 11 percent of Europe’s total carbon emissions. “This figure is expected to grow to around 15 percent by 2050 if alternative fuels and clean technologies are not adopted today,” he noted.

Good Shipping and sister company GoodFuels are part of the GoodNRG Group, a one-stop shop for integrating the entire supply chain for next generation biofuels from feedstock to tank.

Join the campaign here: https://goodshipping.com/ship-to-zero/
 
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