Yang Ming Achieves Biofuel Bunkering Landmark in South Korea

A Yang Ming container ship at sunset
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On July 5th, Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, a prominent container shipping company, revealed that its vessel YM Together has become the first foreign-flagged ship in South Korea to use biofuel. The YM Together, an 11,000 TEU container ship, operates on the Trans-Pacific PN3 route.

On June 26th, the vessel refueled with B30 HSFO biofuel at the Busan New Port, in partnership with marine energy provider KPI OceanConnect.

B30 HSFO biofuel is produced from used cooking oil sourced from native plants. This fuel meets ISO 8217 and International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standards. It also aligns with the green fuel standard set by the FuelEU Maritime Initiative, offering a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional marine fuels.

Yang Ming has adopted sustainable biofuel to power its fleet, as part of its broader strategy for sustainable development. The company aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and provide low-carbon shipping services.

The utilization of biofuel by YM Together represents a significant step forward in Yang Ming's efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote environmental sustainability.