Shell has announced that it will build a specialised LNG bunker vessel to deliver LNG-fuelled vessels in northwest Europe.
The new vessel bunker, which will have a capacity to carry 6,500m3 of LNG fuel, will be based at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It will load from the new LNG break bulk terminal and jetty to be constructed by the Gate terminal. It will also be sea-going and therefore able to bunker customers at other locations.
According to the Port of Rotterdam, demand for LNG as a fuel in the shipping industry is increasing, due to emissions reduction requirements scheduled to be implemented in 2015. The new fuel will also enable to industry to comply with future regulations.