In the world’s largest maritime pilot of its kind, A.P. Moller – Maersk and a group of global companies in the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition will test the long-distance viability of biofuel, taking a tangible step towards the decarbonisation of shipping.
In a pilot between March and June, a large Triple-E vessel will sail 25,000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai and back on biofuel blends alone, using up to 20% sustainable second–generation biofuels – a world’s first at this scale.
Convinced of the urgency to tackle the impacts of climate change, a group of Dutch multinationals – including FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever – all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), will join forces with A.P. Moller – Maersk to take this tangible step towards the decarbonisation of ocean shipping