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MSC announced it is adopting “sustainable biofuel” as a transition fuel in its ocean operations.

The ocean carrier said the “MSC Biofuel Solution” is available at “selected world ports”.

“[It] offers customers the opportunity to join forces with MSC to decarbonise their supply chains and achieve their climate targets,” the company said.

“This solution is our first carbon insetting programme, through which we use biofuel to reduce the carbon footprint of our customers’ supply chains as well as across our own operations, while accelerating the global energy transition and our industry’s decarbonisation.”

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MSC said it procures bunkers and low-carbon certified sustainable fuel that is derived from sources such as used cooking oil.

“This responsibly sourced, second-generation biofuel comes as a blend with conventional marine oil and its biocomponent can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 90%,” MSC said.

MSC global accounts vice-president Dimitri Ruggiero said by adopting low-carbon fuels, the ocean carrier is playing an “enabling role” in the energy transition while reducing carbon emission in its own operations.

“Customers can also achieve a reduction in emissions in their supply chains by taking part in our carbon insetting programme, MSC Biofuel Solution,” he said.

“We are continually improving the energy efficiency of our fleet, as well as collaborating with partners across the maritime ecosystem on research, trials and pilots to promote the wider adoption of low- and zero-carbon fuels of the future.”

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