Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) has reached two significant milestones for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuel business in Europe, including the arrival of the Cardissa in Rotterdam. This state-of-the-art LNG bunker vessel has capacity to hold around 6,500 cubic metres of LNG fuel.
Its seagoing capability enables Shell to serve customers with LNG fuel from the Gate terminal in Rotterdam to locations throughout Europe.
LNG bunkers charter chartered by Victrol NV and CFT
Shell also concluded a time charter agreement with Victrol NV and CFT for a bunkership with a capacity of 3,000 m3 LNG. The vessel is given Rotterdam as a place of residence and provides additional flexibility to supply a wide range of customers, including vessels on European inland waterways.
“LNG as a marine fuel has an important role to play in the energy mix of the future,” says Steve Hill, Executive Vice President of Shell Energy. “With these bunkers and the Gate terminal, we show that Shell is dedicated to building robust and reliable supply of our customers. With stricter rules for emissions on the horizon, we continue to work with cleaner energy solutions with our customers and partners. ‘
More and more ship owners and operators choose cleaner burning LNG instead of traditional fuels. This in response to emissions regulations for sulfur and nitrogen oxides, including the recent decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce the sulfur content of marine fuels to 0.5%.
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