The First Operation to Supply a Container Ship with Green Fuel in Port of East Port Said
The General Directorate of the Suez Canal Economic Zone announced the success of the first operation to supply a container ship with green fuel “methanol” in the port of East Port Said.
A statement from the authorities today, Friday, said that the catering service took almost 6 hours last night; The operation is the first of its kind in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East, as part of the Egyptian state’s strategy to reassert its role in providing ship supply services, be it conventional or clean fuel, and then maximizing location benefits. its seaports on the Red and Mediterranean seas.
Green Fuel Supply Service
She stated that the supply service for the Maersk shipping line container ship received two days ago in the port of East Port Said has been implemented, and this is the world’s first green fuel container ship.
She indicated that it was delivered from a Lara S barge owned by a service provider, OCI, a global green fuel ship supply company and the world’s largest producer of methanol fuel. 500 tons of green methanol were delivered to the ship at the Suez Canal Container Terminal, the main operator of the port of East Port Said.
Fast Refueling Rate
This ship’s refueling rate is the highest compared to the same ship’s green methanol refueling at its previous stations in Korea and Singapore as part of its Asia-to-Europe voyage through Egypt’s Port Said East.
Localization of Green Fuel Industry
The Suez Canal Economic Zone plans to turn its ports into a regional center for refueling ships with traditional (fossil) or sustainable fuels as part of its efforts to localize the green fuel industry, as well as feed and complementary industries, to achieve the added value of its unique geographic location. location within competing economic zones.