Gazprom Neft to investigate eco-fueling possibilities for the Euro-Asian container transit fleet
Collaboration with Rosatom will enhance the environmental safety and resilience of the first Arctic container line, as well as aid in the decarbonisation of Arctic shipping, according to the company.11 September 2023
Gazprom Neft will examine the feasibility of supplying environmentally friendly fuel to vessels of the Euro-Asian Container Transit (EACT). An agreement has been signed with Rosatom for the joint execution of the EACT project, which will involve transporting containers along the North Sea Route between Eurasia's eastern and western parts. This was reported by TASS, citing the company's press service.
'The collaboration between the companies will enhance the environmental safety and resilience of the first Arctic container line, and also contribute to the decarbonisation of Arctic shipping,' stated the company. Gazprom Neft is already involved in bunkering vessels, including at ports that service the North Sea Route.
'Decarbonising shipping on the strategic North Sea Route transport route is a key challenge for all industry participants. At present, we are refuelling every second vessel in the Arctic with eco-friendly fuel,' said Anton Sobolev, CEO of Gazpromneft Marine Bunker.