Nauticor’s first ship-to-ship LNG bunker in Germany
4 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
Nauticor, a subsidiary of the Nordic energy company Gasum, conducted a ship to ship LNG bunkering operation for a product tanker in Germany on last May. The bunkering operation for the product tanker Ramelia took place in the port of Brunsbüttel at the river Elbe. The operation was the first bunkering operation since Nauticor became a part of Gasum on April 30, 2020.
The receiving vessel Ramelia is owned by Donsö based shipowner Älvtank and is managed by the tanker pool of the Gothia Tanker Alliance. The operation was conducted under the LNG supply agreement, which was signed by Furetank Rederi, a member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, and Nauticor in 2018.
“By using LNG as fuel we are working on reducing the environmental impact through lower emissions and less noise. Having access to a comprehensive LNG supply network is a prerequisite to do so and we are glad that thanks to the efforts of Nauticor and Gasum the availability of LNG is secured in a growing number of place in Northwest Europe”, says Christian Nilsson, Managing Director of Älvtank.