SAMSKIP extends green marine fuels initiative in new commercial commitment with Goodshipping to lower carbon footprint. Scale-up plans indicate CO2 reductions of up to 80%.
Samskip has increased its commitment to greener shipping through a new formal agreement with sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping to run part of its fleet on marine biofuels and significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
We always aim to build a better future and to leave a positive footprint on our planet. By playing a forward-thinking and pioneering role in the energy transition, our customers can now benefit from a simple and easy means of decarbonizing their cargo streams. We get to pioneer advanced marine biofuels, and the environment benefits from an immediate carbon reduction.”
Ásbjörn Gíslason, CCO and Deputy CEO at Samskip
CO2 reductions of up to 80%
The initial usage of biofuels will enable a CO2 reduction of up to 45%, with plans to scale up to a CO2 reduction of up to 80% for any given voyage later in 2021. This initiative underlines the company’s longstanding dedication to take a leading role in reducing CO2 emissions within the sea freight industry.
We are proud to be representing a group of Samskip companies with sustainability so heavily embedded in its business strategy.
Are Gråthen, Regional Director Norway in Samskip
Samskip is determined to contribute to the carbon-neutral goals of the European shipping industry. This is manifested in their recent conversion to biofuel on several of its vessels serving European waters.
Blue is the new green!
-In Norway, Samskip has also taken the first steps towards less emission by investing in the LNG propelled multipurpose ships “Samskip Kvitbjørn” and “Samskip Kvitnos,” serving the route between Holland and North Norway every week, says Are Gråthen.
Reducing fuel emissions and consumption is a vital next step for the maritime transport industry, so we are extremely pleased to have found a stable fulfillment outlet for our sustainable cargo streams with Samskip, deepening a long-term partnership that is helping to change the way our market thinks about future fuels.’
Katarin van Orshaegen, Commercial Lead at GoodShipping
The Samskip Endeavour, an 800TEU capacity containership that normally runs on traditional fuels, had the honor to kick off the partnership by using sustainable biofuels in its recent sailings. By bunkering sustainable biofuels, Samskip enables cargo owners to reduce their ocean carbon footprint significantly in their supply chains.
Two years ago, it was also the Samskip Endeavour that was the first-ever vessel to be biofuel-bunkered through the GoodShipping initiative, demonstrating the viability of biofuels as a marine alternative to fossil fuels. Made from sustainable waste streams, the fossil-free bio-residual fuel equivalent product has proved to be a successful substitute for conventional marine fuels as part of the vessel’s operations between the Netherlands and Ireland.