LNG Bunker to be completed before the summer of 2019

27 Nov 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG Bunker to be completed before the summer of 2019

The Port of Marseille will have a LNG bunkering solution which would refuel LNG propelled ships directly from the dock as well as ship to ship bunker vessels. The facility will be ready before the summer of 2019.The news has been reported by Corriere Marittimo after the conclusion of a round table which gathered operators concerned in the project and the Marseille Fos Port Authority.

The roundtable brought together the main sector’s players: the managers of the two LNG terminals based in Fos, Elengy and Fosmax LNG, an LNG supplier, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and the LNG marine and fluvial Platform. Marseilles Fos Port is the main refilling station for Italian road delivered LNG.

The meeting was the result of a working group created in 2017 with this timescale in mind: Fosmax LNG is investing in particular in the Fos Cavaou terminal in order to adapt it to receive small LNG carriers. This service will be available in the summer of 2019 (50 annual slots).

The Port of Marseille Fos welcomes the results of the working group and its participants’ involvement in a shared industrial vision to promote LNG as marine fuel. The work will result in the establishment of a complete and sustainable economic sector leading to concrete measures to reduce the emissions of all traffic.

Source: Corriere Marittimo

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