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CMA CGM, Ikea, Port of Rotterdam to test new sustainable fuel

March 12, 2019 / Matt Leonard

CMA CGM will test a new biofuel on one of its container vessels on March 19 in a partnership with the Port of Rotterdam, the GoodShipping Program and Ikea Transport & Logistics Services, according to a press release. The company release did not specify what the next steps are after the test.The new fuel is expected to reduce "well-to-propeller" CO2 emissions by 80-90% and doesn't require any engine modifications.Using this fuel would allow ships to forego costly vessel upgrades that might otherwise be required to comply with low-sulfur guidance related to IMO 2020, Xavier Leclercq, the vice president of CMA CGM, said in a statement.