Amsterdam readies LNG bunkering service

Amsterdam readies LNG bunkering service

Port of Amsterdam and Titan LNG have signed a long-term contract for the home location of Titan’s bunkering pontoon: the FlexFueler001. This pontoon will be the first of its kind in Europe providing LNG bunkering services providing competition to other nearby ports led by Zeebrugge that have already unveiled LNG fuelling plans.

Koen Overtoom, CEO of the Port of Amsterdam, commented: “We believe in LNG as a shipping fuel and Titan LNG’s solution fits very well with our strategic focus on becoming a sustainable port and our transition to renewable energy. We strive to connect the port seamlessly to the fast growing metropolitan area, and lowering pollution is a top priority. We are looking forward to the launch of the FlexFueler001 at the end of this year.”

Both trucks and LNG transport vessels can discharge LNG into the FlexFueler making it independent from supply of large-scale terminals to load LNG.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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