(HOLLAND)

The Port of Amsterdam’s fleet-wide adoption of advanced marine biofuels will result in a 25% reduction of CO2 emissions compared to fossil diesel.

GoodFuels Marine, who won the tender for the Port’s of five patrol vessels, will supply the biofuel. The vessels will run on fuel containing 30% exceptionally high-quality biodiesel.

Marleen van de Kerkhof, Port of Amsterdam Harbour Master, said: “Clean shipping is a key spearhead of our sustainability strategy. Part of this strategy entails making our own patrol vessels more sustainable. Using marine biofuels enables us to reduce our own CO2 by 25%, which is a good step in the right direction.”

Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels Marine, added: “Port of Amsterdam and Port of Rotterdam have actively supported the development of marine biofuels from the beginning. This is why we are especially pleased that, after a successful pilot, Port of Amsterdam will be able to reduce the CO2 emissions of its own patrol vessels by 25%. We are in turn committed to further invest in the Port in the field of the storage, production and distribution of sustainable marine biofuels in order to accelerate the development towards clean and low-carbon shipping.”