First LNG Bunkering Delivered Concurrent Cargo Operations In Port of Amsterdam
With the joint effort of Oiltanking Amsterdam, Furetank Chartering and Titan LNG, LNG as a fuel has been delivered by FlexFueler001 to the vessel Ramelia when it was working cargo at the Oiltanking Terminal, Amsterdam.
For the first time a simultaneous operation (SIMOPS), where Ramelia was allowed to unload cargo with LNG bunkering had taken in the Port of Amsterdam.
This helps the receiving container to have a faster turnaround time in the port because it eliminates the need to shift to a specific bunkering location like the Titan LNG facility.
Daan van Rooijen, Manager Operations at Oiltanking Amsterdam commented: “Oiltanking is proud to facilitate the bunkering of LNG at our facility. The delivery was executed safely and efficiently by the professional staff of Titan and Furetank. The LNG bunkering did not cause any additional restrictions or delays on our ability to discharge the tanker Ramelia”.
The Ramelia which is owned by a Sweden based company Älvtank is the most recent addition to the product tankers that are powered by LNG in the Gothia Tankers Alliance.
Johan Kristensson from Furetank Chartering commented: “This first SIMOPS in Amsterdam is a real enabler for LNG as a marine fuel. Being able to bunker whilst 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. We hope that more terminals will follow shortly as it is clear that LNG bunkering is possible and allowed by the ports and the terminals”.
Titan LNG will try to connections with other terminals that are in the ARA region to make that SIMPOS can be done. It also thanked all the stakeholders who carried out this operation.