Maersk’s biofuel pilot reaches halfway point

April 28, 2019 |

In Denmark, A.P. Moller-Maersk Mette’s Captain released video of their historic voyage running on biofuel. The Mette vessel reached Hong Kong, the half way point in their trial. So far it has traveled almost 12,000 nautical miles on the biofuel. It left the Port of Rotterdam on April 5th and is running on a cooking oil based biofuel in collaboration with Heineken, Phillips, Shell, Unilever, DSM and FrieslandCampina. This one round trip biofuel journey alone will save approximately 1.5 million kilograms of CO2 compared to fossil fuels, according to Port Technology.

Maersk is the largest container shipping line in the world, and the biofuel pilot trip is running from Rotterdam to Shanghai. The video was thanks to Captain Thomas Hvilborg and shows the large triple E-vessel entering the Port of Hong Kong.

Maersk announced plans in December 2018 to launch commercially viable carbon-free vessels by 2030 and completely decarbonize its fleet by 2050, according to Port Technology.


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