17. March 2022 Meghan Sapp

Seanergy Maritime successfully completes capsize vessel biofuel trials with NYK

In Greece, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced that it has successfully completed marine biofuel trials in cooperation with one of its major charterers, NYK Line, on one of the company’s Capesize Vessels.

The biofuel is a 0.50% VLSFO blended with a waste-based and ISCC certified FAME component at a 90% – 10% ratio. Advanced real time monitoring instruments and AI have been used to assess the results of the trials.

The capesize vessel (177,000 dwt, built in 2009 in Japan) was transporting cargo of the global mining company, Anglo American, and was bunkered with the biofuel in Singapore by TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, a dedicated business unit in charge of worldwide bunkering activities at the port of Singapore. The Biofuel was consumed during her two-way voyage between Singapore and Saldanha Bay, South Africa. The trials demonstrated that the biofuel can result in up to 10% CO2 emissions reduction, when compared with conventional marine fuel, and that it can be safely used in relevant marine applications, without any modifications.