Gasum Group subsidiary Skangas Tuesday entered into an agreement with Gothia Tanker Alliance to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel to current and new vessels which will use LNG as a propulsion fuel.
The main Swedish shipping companies involved in the supply agreement with Skangas are Furetank Rederi AB, Erik Thun AB and Rederi AB Älvtank.
These shipping companies have invested in total six new LNG-fuelled vessels and together with the existing Fure West are all jointly operated by the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is actively contributing to reduce any negative environmental impact of the shipping industry. Their goal is zero emissions within 2050.
“Investing in LNG-fuelled vessels contributes along these lines”, explains Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank.
“For newbuilds we focus on energy efficiency and innovations. Together with our choice of cleaner fuel we are experiencing a major reduction in our CO2 emissions, not to forget the reductions in particulate matters and NOX.”
According to Skangas, its delivery chain consists of trailer trucks, extensively being used for bunkering operations in ports, bunkering from terminals, as well as its bunker vessel Coralius.
The ship-to-ship bunkering operation by Coralius may take place at anchorage off Gothenburg in Sweden, off Skaw in Denmark, off shore Norway or in ports during cargo operations.
“Skangas is very happy with the agreement and to continue our relationship with Furetank and the rest of the Gothia Tanker Alliance,” says Tommy Mattila, Director Sales and Marketing in Skangas.
“Being trusted to supply LNG also for the future vessels is a confirmation that we are delivering as expected. We will continue investing and improving to meet ship owners’ demands and expectations.”
Photo credit: Skangas
Published: 31 October, 2018
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