Cologne becomes Europe’s first shore-to-ship LNG bunkering destination

Cologne becomes Europe’s first shore-to-ship LNG bunkering destination

PitPoint.LNG has received an official permit for the construction of Europe’s first shore-to-ship bunkering station for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the port of Cologne, which is now scheduled to be operational by the second quarter of 2019.

The new LNG bunkering station will facilitate the bunkering of inland waterways vessels that sail on the Rhine, Europe’s busiest waterway.

Construction of the LNG bunkering station in Cologne is part of PitPoint.LNG’s strategic aim to develop a European LNG infrastructure for transport by road and water.

PitPoint.LNG is a joint venture between PitPoint clean fuels and Primagaz Nederland.

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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