ANL first to trial marine biofuel with containerized vessel in Oceania

April 14, 2022 |

In Australia, ANL, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group announced the success of the first biofuel trial on a containerized shipping vessel within Oceania. 

The trial, undertaken on ANL’s AAX1 service was a 42-day rotation, commencing in Brisbane, travelling via Southeast Asia and then onto key Australian ports. The international shipping service carries a vast array of consumer goods from cotton, meat, beverages and dairy to machinery, furniture, fashion textiles and ceramics. 

Woolworths Group is a key partner on this biofuel trial, looking to invest in new opportunities to lower supply chain emissions across the board. Woolworths Group works with ANL through its supply chain business, Primary Connect, to bring quality household products to Australia and deliver Australian products like breakfast foods, cooking products and snacks to Asia under a range of Woolworths brands. The trail voyage used a B20 biofuel blend with feedstock supplied by Queensland based EcoTech while BP Marine and Port of Brisbane played a pivotal role in supplying and bunkering the blended fuel. The Queensland Government has also supported the trial through its Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan which is building on the state’s emerging strengths in biofutures and biofuels to secure local jobs, demonstrating Queensland is a leading destination for clean energy investment. The prospect of being able to transport these goods with lower emissions could positively impact tens of thousands of consumers from this one sailing. 

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