New arrivals in Greece (2)

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On October 18, 2023, HSC BORAQ (formerly known as HIGHSPEED 3) arrived in Greece, towed from the port of Algeciras. This vessel was acquired at an auction in Algeciras last June and is set to strengthen the AML’s fleet on the Algeciras – Tanger Med route.

HSC BORAQ previously served in Greece from 2000 to 2010 under the name HIGHSPEED 3 as part of Minoan Flying Dolphins. Before entering service, it will undergo a significant refurbishment.

This vessel was originally constructed in Australia by Austal in 2000 and has a passenger capacity of 647, along with room for 72 private cars. It is capable of reaching a cruising speed of 35 knots.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos

Spain’s first passenger ships powered by 2G biofuels sailing from Algeciras in August

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Cepsa will supply second-generation (“2G”) biofuels for 84 voyages of Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea from the Port of Algeciras, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable fuels for maritime transport in Spain.

These biofuels are produced at the San Roque Energy Park (Campo de Gibraltar, Cádiz) from agricultural waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, thus promoting the circular economy.

The nearly 100 tons of renewable diesel supplied will avoid 63 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to planting 750 trees.

Biofuels can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% compared to conventional fuels, playing a key role in decarbonization of hard-to-electrify sectors like maritime transport.

Source: CEPSA