First LNG bunkering delivered during cargo operations in Port of Amsterdam
Oiltanking Amsterdam, Furetank Chartering, and Titan LNG’s first LNG bunkering pontoon, the FlexFueler001 have delivered LNG as a fuel to the Ramelia vessel while working cargo at the Oiltanking terminal in Amsterdam.
The Port of Amsterdam said that this was the first time a simultaneous operation took place with LNG bunkering in the port, allowing the Ramelia to unload cargo while receiving LNG.
This enables the receiving vessel to have a quicker turnaround in the port as it does not have to shift to a designated LNG bunkering location.
Daan van Rooijen, manager of operations at Oiltanking Amsterdam, said: “Oiltanking is proud to facilitate the bunkering of LNG at our facility. The LNG bunkering did not cause any additional restrictions or delays on our ability to discharge the tanker Ramelia.”
The Ramelia, owned by company Älvtank from Sweden, is the latest addition to the LNG powered product tankers in the pool of the Gothia Tankers Alliance.
Johan Kristensson, from Furetank Chartering, added: “This first simultaneous operation in Amsterdam is a real enabler for LNG as a marine fuel. Being able to bunker while working in a port not only saves turnaround time and money, it also has positive effects on the local environment since the emission involved in shifting operation is eliminated and it reduces working hours for the crew when we can avoid shifting.“