Shipping company Nor Lines, based in Tananger, Norway, has allocated its two LNG (liquefied natural gas) powered multipurpose vessels — MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjørn — to a bi-weekly (liner) service from the SCA terminal in Rotterdam to the Norwegian coast.
The ships are bunkering, like the Wes Amelie, with Titan LNG at the City Terminal in the Prins Willem Alexander harbour (port number 2790). The LNG is delivered to the vessels by trucks. The Port of Rotterdam and Titan LNG have set up the site temporarily to bunker LNG to sea-going vessels until there are sufficient LNG bunker barges available.
Nor lines is a fully owned subsidiary of the shipping company Samskip. The fourteen-day shipping service runs through fourteen Norwegian ports such as Trondheim, Tromsø and Bergen.
The MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjørn have a capacity of 1500 Lane ‘RoRo’ meters; 122 TEU containers, 1500 tons of refrigerated hold and a heavy load crane with 80 tons lift capacity.
Titan LNG has been supplying LNG bunkers on the City Terminal for some time. The company specializes in the sale and distribution of LNG to the shipping industry and industrial clients. Titan LNG will make ship-to-ship bunkering possible with its’ FlexFueler001, which is under construction and will be on the water at the end of 2018.
Source: Titan LNG