Seanergy Maritime became on Wednesday one of the first public shipping outfits to announce the successful conclusion of a biofuel trial on a capesize.

The trial included two business partners that announced a similar trial last year — the ship’s charterer, NYK Line, and mining company Anglo American.

The three companies carried out the test run on the 177,900-dwt Friendship (built 2009), which burned biodiesel consisting of 10% biofuel and 90% regular marine fuel.