ExxonMobil supplies marine biofuel oil in Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) and Singapore
ExxonMobil has signed an agreement to supply Hapag-Lloyd with B30 marine biofuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. It has also successfully completed a commercial marine biofuel oil bunkering for Evergreen Line’s vessel, Ever Ulysses, in the port of Singapore.
“These agreements and deliveries mark an important development for both ExxonMobil and our customers,” said Aly Abdelmotaal, Regional Marine Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil. “By boosting our biofuel offer we can now further support the marine industry’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions, in line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) stated ambitions.”
The marine biofuel deliveries were a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel processed with waste-based fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The resulting blend met ISO 8217:2017*, while the FAME content complied with EN 14214**.
“We aim to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for our entire fleet by 2045 by using alternative fuels,” said Jan Christensen, Senior Director, Global Fuel Purchasing, at Hapag-Lloyd. “Bunkering ExxonMobil’s marine biofuel oil blend is yet another step towards turning our commitment into a reality.”
“As one of the major global carriers, we are committed to the decarbonisation of maritime shipping,” said Molly Mok, Director of Evergreen Marine (Asia). “We need to earnestly seek viable solutions to achieve our goal towards carbon-neutrality by 2050.”
Details of ExxonMobil’s approach to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions can be found here.* Specifies the requirements for fuels for use in marine diesel engines and boilers.
** The European Committee for Standardization standard that describes the requirements and test methods for FAME.