Jumbo Jubilee completes voyage on GoodFuels’ biofuels
Jumbo-SAL-Alliance’s heavy lift vessel, Jumbo Jubilee has recently completed a trip from Europe to and around the United States on GoodFuels’ biofuels. The vessel loaded three Liebherr cranes in Rostock, Germany before heading off to the United States.
The vessel completed the voyage powered mostly by biofuels from GoodFuels. These fuels are virtually free of sulphur oxides and deliver 80 to 90 percent well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction when compared to fossil fuel equivalents.
Jumbo Jubilee bunkered biofuels in Rotterdam and crossed the Atlantic, avoiding hurricanes/tropical storms and thus ensuring utmost care for the tall cargo SAL Heavy Lift and Jumbo Maritime, the members of the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance said.
Along the journey, the vessel required critical airdraft for some bridge passages and had to pass at ebb tide into Boston, which required precision planning. Sailing on biofuels in US ECAs means fewer bunker calls on that side of the Atlantic saving on time and costs, a win-win for the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance team and its clients.
The two cranes on deck, carefully loaded and discharged in dual lift, have now been delivered to Boston and Port Hueneme in the USA, and the third dismantled crane hidden below deck shipped to Rio Haina, Dominican Republic. All three cranes weighed approximately 400 tonnes.