Shipping goes green: Wagenborg's 'Fuldaborg' sets sail with bio fuels
23 May 2024

Shipping goes green: Wagenborg's 'Fuldaborg' sets sail with bio fuels

In a step towards greener shipping, the vessel 'Fuldaborg,' owned by the shipping company Wagenborg, recently embarked on a journey from North America to Europe, powered by eco-friendly bio fuels.

The vessel and her journey

The Fuldaborg is an ice-classed vessel with a cargo capacity of 13.500 tons. It is designed to transport a wide range of bulk and breakbulk cargo, including steel products, which was loaded on this particular voyage. The journey started at the Port of Chicago in the United States of America, from where the 'Fuldaborg' set sail towards the Atlantic Ocean. After passing the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence, the vessel will make its way to its final destination in Sweden.

Transition to bio fuels

Traditionally, the maritime industry relies on fossil fuels. While cost-effective, this fuel impacts the environment with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In contrast, bio fuels, derived from renewable sources such as vegetable oils and waste cooking oils, offer a cleaner alternative. They significantly reduce CO2 emissions, contributing to a greener shipping industry.

Recognizing the environmental benefits, Wagenborg and her customer jointly made the decision to bunker bio fuels for the Fuldaborg on this specific voyage. The company worked closely with fuel suppliers to ensure a smooth switch and to maintain optimal engine performance throughout the journey.

An eco-conscious cargo: steel products

The 'Fuldaborg's' cargo for this trip consisted of steel products. Steel, a versatile and durable material, plays a crucial role in various industries, from construction to automotive manufacturing. By using bio fuels to transport these steel products, Wagenborg not only reduced the environmental impact of the shipping process, but also contributed to the overall sustainability of the steel supply chain.


The successful voyage of the Fuldaborg using bio fuels marks another example of Wagenborg's journey towards sustainability. Wagenborg reports a notable reduction in emissions compared to traditional shipping fuels can be expected. This achievement demonstrates the feasibility and effectiveness of bio fuels as a cleaner alternative for cargo transportation.

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