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KPI OceanConnect supplies OOCL with biofuel blend

Photo: KPI Oceanconnect KPI bunkers OOCL containership with biofuel in Singapore
KPI OceanConnect has completed the successful sale and supply of a B24 biofuel blend to Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) in Singapore.

The fuel delivery, arranged by KPI OceanConnect’s team in Singapore and supplied by barge, was received by OOCL’s container vessel while at port in the city state. The fuel delivered was a blend of Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) and Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO).

KPI OceanConnect’s local team has worked closely with OOCL to identify a biofuel to meet their needs, and by connecting supply and demand of green fuels, support the continued development of biofuel supply in Singapore and also oversaw the blending process.

“We are encouraged by the progress we see in the maritime industry, as it shifts away from carbon-intensive practices, and look forward to continuing to share our knowledge – providing expert guidance to clients as the energy transition gains further momentum,” said Jesper Sørensen, Global Head of New Fuels and Carbon Markets, KPI OceanConnect.

Michael Xu, Director of Trades at OOCL, commented that “we are pleased to announce that OOCL has been able to use green biofuel in our fleet. Using biofuel is one of our strategies to advance further with the transition towards decarbonisation and to achieve the decarbonisation target of the company.”