Shell-chartered LNG London bunker vessel starts operations
25 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL
Shell has announced Europe’s first inland-waterway liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has performed her first bunkering operations, with the Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord vessels, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The LNG London (which is owned by LNG Shipping – a cooperation between Victrol and Sogestran) is on long-term charter to Shell.
LNG London will be loaded with LNG at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam, and will primarily be used by Shell for LNG bunkering in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
A transfer system enables the delivery of LNG to seagoing vessels, inland barges and terminals onshore. Its restricted air draft (the distance from the top of a vessel’s highest point to its waterline) allows the barge to sail via inland waterways to Antwerp and Amsterdam, if required.
“The entry into service of LNG London shows our ability and commitment to providing safe and reliable supplies that help meet the growing need for cleaner-burning fuel,” Tahir Faruqui, General Manager, Shell Global Downstream LNG, said. “We are pleased to have three LNG bunker vessels in our fleet and look forward to others joining them in the future.”
Source: Shell Global Downstream LNG