Gate terminal has successfully started commercial operations of its two new truck loading bays at the LNG terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Monday 10 July 2017. These two new loading bays are highly automated and combine best practices for safe small volume loading of liquefied natural gas.
Gate terminal experienced a 50% increase of the truck loadings in the year over year comparison. Up to approx. 750 trucks being loaded in the first half of 2017. By adding two new truck loading bays to the existing bay Gate terminal can better cater for future growth in the demand for LNG distribution via road or containers. This will support the effort of Gate terminal customers to deliver LNG to retail stations, industry and ships.
LNG combines excellent qualities from an air quality perspective with lower CO2 emissions after burning compared to other fossil fuels. It is therefore an excellent choice in markets where alternative energy choices are limited.
Gate terminal supports the development to use LNG as fuel by investing in infrastructure to allow customers to load LNG in smaller quantities. Truck loading commenced in 2014. To prepare the way for the growing requirement for LNG as a marine fuel, the Gate added a third berth to load bunker vessels in September 2016.
Gate terminal is a joint venture of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and Royal Vopak.
Source: Gate terminal B.V.