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CMA CGM-Ikea Asia-Europe bio-fuel trial voyage deemed successful

FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM and Swedish furniture maker Ikea have completed a trial shipment of goods using a vessel powered by bio-fuel, reports London's Loadstar

CMA CGM-Ikea Asia-Europe bio-fuel trial voyage deemed successful

FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM and Swedish furniture maker Ikea have completed a trial shipment of goods using a vessel powered by bio-fuel, reports London's Loadstar

02 December 2019 - 19:00

FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM and Swedish furniture maker Ikea have completed a trial shipment of goods using a vessel powered by bio-fuel, reports London's Loadstar.

On a voyage between Asia and North Europe, the 16,000-TEU CMA CGM Alexander van Humboldt was powered by heavy fuel oil-equivalent bio-fuel oil (BFO), said to be 'virtually SOx-free and delivers 80-90 per cent well-to-propeller CO2 reduction versus fossil equivalents'.



The project was part of the multi-party GoodShipping Programme, dedicated to making container shipments less polluting, which also includes DHL Global Forwarding as a partner.



'We are pleased to conclude that this pilot has been successful and that it has been proven possible to use advanced bio-fuel oil on ocean going vessels,' said IKEA sustainability chief Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschold.


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