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Neste OK Slurink provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel to Scylla’s 40 river cruise ships

Neste OK Slurink provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel to Scylla’s 40 river cruise ships
A Scylla river cruise ship (photo courtesy Scylla).

In a partnership aimed at advancing sustainability in river cruises, Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable products major Neste Oyj, and OK Slurink, a subsidiary of Catom B.V. and a specialist in bunkering services, have joined forces with Scylla, a provider of river cruises, to supply Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Netherlands for Scylla’s river cruise operations.

The collaboration, ongoing since February 2024, marks a step towards more sustainable practices in inland shipping, especially the river cruise sector.

OK Slurink will supply Scylla’s 40 river cruise ships with Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is an immediately available solution for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Made from 100 percent renewable raw materials, the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel results in up to 75 percent or up to 95 percent reduced GHG emissions over its life cycle compared to fossil diesel depending on the region-specific legislation that provides the methodology for the calculations

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is an effective and readily available solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its production from 100 percent renewable raw materials aligns with our commitment to helping our customers reduce their GHG emissions, making the renewable fuel an important solution for making river cruises more sustainable, said Marc Wouters, Sales Manager, Renewable Products at Neste.

This collaboration also aligns with the immediate need for more sustainable solutions in the river cruise industry.

Since Neste MY Renewable Diesel has a similar chemical composition to fossil diesel, it is a drop-in solution that can be used in all diesel-powered vessels without the need for investments or modifications to engines or fuel distribution infrastructure.

Partnering with Neste and Scylla allows us to make significant strides in our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The availability of Neste MY Renewable Diesel for river cruise operations in the Netherlands is a game-changer, aligning with OK Slurink’s sustainability goals, said Alwin Slurink from OK Slurink.

An important precedent

This collaboration sets an important precedent for the river cruise industry to utilize more sustainable alternatives.

Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduces the environmental impact of river cruise operations and showcases the feasibility of adopting more sustainable solutions seamlessly.

Neste, OK Slurink, and Scylla’s joint effort sends a clear message to the industry, encouraging a swift and comprehensive shift towards more sustainable and environmentally responsible river cruise operations in the Netherlands and beyond.

By incorporating Neste MY Renewable Diesel into our river cruise operations, we are contributing to a more sustainable future. The partnership with Neste and OK Slurink signifies a collective commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in the Netherlands, said Robert Reitsma at Scylla.

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