On March eight, a liquefied pure gasoline (LNG) powered vessel was efficiently bunkered for the primary time within the port of Klaipeda. During this operation, the gas tank of the cement service MV Greenland was stuffed with gasoline on the Malkos Bay Terminal.
In the primary LNG bunkering operation, as many as 4 totally different events labored collectively – Klaipedos Nafta (KN), the Norwegian firm Cryo Shipping AS, Ignitis UAB and Baltkonta UAB, thus contributing to much less delivery air pollution and more and more noticeable optimistic developments within the sector.
Cryo Shipping has dropped at Klaipeda the cleanest fossil LNG gas stuffed intermodal ISO container, which may be mounted on each the prepare platform and the truck. This time, the LNG-filled ISO container was hoisted onto a Baltkonta truck and transported to the Malkos Bay Terminal. The first bunkering operation from the ISO container to the cement service in Klaipeda Port was carried out by Cryo Shipping AS, an LNG bunker provider with roots from delivery offering secure, customer-oriented and customer-adapted LNG bunkering options for the delivery trade.
Forty 5 cubic meters of LNG have been loaded from the ISO container mounted on the truck to the gas tank of MV Greenland cement tanker. The bunkering operation was performed in accordance with all good apply necessities and suggestions of the European Maritime Safety Agency.
Following the bunkering of the ship, the ISO container of LNG, bought by Cryo Shipping from UAB Ignitis, was stuffed up at land-based LNG reloading station operated by KN. MV Greenland cement tanker shall be bunkered in Klaipeda in March.
Several LNG-powered ships visited Klaipeda State Seaport in 2019. These embrace LNG-powered vessels of the next corporations: Unifeeder (Wes Amelie), Containerships (Nord, Aurora, Polar), Furetank (Fure Ven, Fure West, Ramanda), Norlines (Kvitbjorn). Individual visits to the port of Klaipeda of LNG-powered vessels from different corporations are observed as properly. It needs to be famous that till now, LNG-powered vessels solely got here to the port of Klaipeda for transshipping moderately than LNG bunkering, i.e. not for the aim of filling vessel’s gas tanks with LNG as a gas.
This weekend’s LNG bunkering operation on the Port of Klaipeda is the primary one to this point. LNG-powered vessels coming to Klaipeda port may be bunkered in three other ways: at varied port loading terminals from LNG tank car to ship, from terminal to ship in a customized KN operated LNG reloading station, and from ship to ship.
(Source: Klaipeda Nafta)
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