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22 March 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:10 GMT+1



March 12, 2019

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On 19 March the experimentation of the use of the biofuel will be started on a portacontainer of CMA CGM

Initiative realized in collaboration with Ikea, GoodShipping Program and port of Rotterdam

The French shipowning group CMA CGM, the port of Rotterdam, Ikea Transport & Logistics Services of the group Ikea and GoodShipping Program, the initiative in order to promote I use it of the biocombustibili in the field of the marine transport, have announced their cooperation turns to test the employment of the biofuel for the propulsion of the ships.

The experimentation will be started next 19 March on a portacontainer of CMA CGM: "between little days - the vice president of CMA Ships has explained, Xavier Leclercq - we will for the first time experience the biocarburanti of second generation on one of the ships of CMA CGM. The possession in biofuel a solution equivalent to the fuel oil heavy and available without technical or operating modifications for our ship offers a sure, gestibile and innovative opportunity in order to facilitate the widest transition of the marine transport towards new fuel solutions".

"The objective of our program - it has emphasized the managing director of GoodShipping Program, Dirk Kronemeijer - has not been only that to reduce the carbon emissions produced from the marine transport, but also to demonstrate that the means in order to accelerate the energetic transition are already available for this field. Together - it has added - we send a message much clearly: the sustainable biocarburanti are already today ready and can for example face the distance traced from the International Maritime Organization in a way that is of interest for the main owners of the goods, as Ikea".

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