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China: Petrochina conducts first ‘SIMOPS’ LNG bunkering operation at Shenzhen

28 Nov 2022

State-owned PetroChina on Tuesday (22 November) successfully completed its first “ship-to-ship” liquefied natural gas (LNG)) synchronous bunkering operation in at Yantian in Shenzhen Port, it said.

LNG bunker fuel was provided to a CMA CGM LNG-powered container ship at Pier 16 of the Yantian International Port Area.

The operation kicked off the prelude to the offshore bunkering business of LNG in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

The development of the LNG bunkering operation was due to PetroChina’s efforts to build the “production, supply, storage and marketing” system of natural gas in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, stated the company. 

PetroChina said it has cooperated with the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Yantian Port Group and Shenzhen Gas Group to establish International LNG Bunkering Co., Ltd. to conduct bonded LNG bunkering services.

“Compared with the previous bunkering method, this operation realises the synchronous loading and unloading of cargo ships and LNG bunkering, and the ship’s port call turnaround time can be saved at least 7 days, which can not only improve the operation capacity of international ships docking and unloading and ports, but also enhance the comprehensive competitiveness of Shenzhen International Shipping Center,” it claims.

Related: PetroChina enters agreement to support Guangzhou “super bunkering hub” plan
Related: Guangzhou unveils grand plans for its bonded bunkering sector at launch event


Photo credit: PetroChina
Published: 28 November, 2022

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