Bunkering Hub Singapore Conducts First Bio-Methanol Refuelling For Maersk Ship

Credit: Maersk

A container ship has refuelled with bio-methanol at the world’s largest bunkering hub Singapore, the first such operation to have taken place at the city-state, its port authority said on Thursday.

The fuel was loaded onto a Maersk container vessel that had earlier left Ulsan, South Korea, having been fuelled with OCI Global OCI Hy Fuels ISCC certified green methanol. It is on its way to Copenhagen, Denmark, and will also refuel at Egypt and Rotterdam.

300t of bio-methanol

In Singapore the containership took on around 300t of bio-methanol from Hong Lam Marine’s Singapore-registered tanker MT Agility.

A portion of the fuel is also expected to be marine gasoil (MGO) along with green methanol, MPA said on 21 July.

Interest in methanol bunkering has grown as the shipping industry works towards carbon emission targets, with major shipowners and ports stepping up methanol bunkering-related projects globally.

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Source : argusmedia


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