A set of new LNG bunkering regulations have been drafted by the Port of Gothenburg and the Port of Rotterdam along with the Gothenburg Port Authority.
The regulations will allow cargo ships to bunker LNG at a cargo terminal and are the first general regulations to be introduced in Sweden.
They cover bunkering from land using a road truck but also from a bunker vessel (known as ship-to-ship bunkering). Requirements governing safety zones, weather, bunker vessels, receiving vessels, terminals and other aspects are included in the new operating regulations.
Dan-Erik Andersson, vice president operations at the Port of Gothenburg says: ‘The new regulations will have a key role to play in bringing added momentum to our region.
‘It is particularly pleasing that many ports in Sweden and in other countries have shown great interest in what we have done and are formulating their regulations using our regulations as a template. Even public agencies such as the US Coastguard have contacted us and are interested in an exchange of knowledge.’