Sohar to offer LNG bunkering services

Muscat: Sohar Port and Freezone is to offer ship-to-ship LNG services to vessels, following an announcement at the 2014 Singapore International Bunkering Conference that it has put measures in place to begin issuing licenses to LNG service providers.

Fendercare and SPT will be the first companies to provide the pioneering service after requesting permission to begin operations, and executive commercial manager Edwin Lammers revealed there are also plans to expand in-port operations for vessels calling at Sohar.

We are delighted to announce that we have put all of the necessary licensing structures in place to be able to start LNG ship-to-ship services in SOHAR. Around the world there are currently only a few ports that are able to offer this service, among them Port of Rotterdam and Singapore,” Lammers explained.

“This will be the first phase of our project, and we will move quickly in issuing the new licenses and getting things up and running. The second phase will involve installing LNG bunkering services for vessels calling at SOHAR Port.”

Sohar’s bunkering ambitions feature in a magazine just published by our sister title, SeaShip News, which readers can access for free here.  [15/10/14]

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