A new partnership with global towage provider Svitzer will see UECC expanding its use of carbon-neutral biofuels in its logistics chain.
Having signed a three-year contract for Svitzer’s EcoTow product, biofuels will be introduced onboard Svitzer tugboats performing towage operations for UECC’s pure car and truck carriers calling at Scandinavian ports.
By utilizing sustainable fuels, the companies aim to reduce UECC’s seaborne Scope 3 emissions by approximately 25%. CO2 emissions created by UECC’s towage operations at the ports of Esbjerg, Gothenburg and Malmo are estimated to be reduced by more than 300,000kg following the three-year agreement with Svitzer.
UECC has used biofuels on its PCTC Autosky over the past two years to cut yearly carbon intensity by approximately 60%. It aims to promote the development of a wider bunkering network for biofuels, which will be supported by the recent agreement with Svitzer.
“With this agreement, UECC once again positions itself in front of the market, demonstrating that decarbonization projects are scalable and available,” said Daniel Gent, energy and sustainability manager at UECC. “This project aligns with our own supplier policy, which looks to holistically reduce the environmental impact of our business operation, far beyond regulatory requirements.”
“We are extremely pleased to see UECC among the first movers on EcoTow in Scandinavia,” added Sven Lumber, head of EcoTow at Svitzer. “With this agreement they join other global Svitzer customers who partner with us around decarbonization, gaining the ability to include externally audited CO2 emission savings in their reporting. This shows a strong desire on the part of UECC to demonstrate environmental responsibility.”