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Norway: Gasum enters LNG bunker fuel supply agreement with Samskip

27 May 2020

Swedish bunker supplier Gasum on Tuesday (26 May) said it has formed a partnership with Samskip, a Rotterdam-based sustainable shipping solution company. 

Samskip owns two single fuel vessels, the Samskip Kvitbjorn and Samskip Kvitnos, that are powered entirely by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The partnership with Gasum will allow Samskip to bunker LNG in Risavika, Norway, as Gasum’s LNG-plant is located just 200 meters from the quayside. 

This ensures fresh and cold LNG can be bunkered swiftly and safely directly from the plant through a loading arm. 

Gasum will also be supporting Samskip’s door-to-door-logistics on land and at sea.

“Bunkering LNG in Risavika is a great asset to us and vastly improves our bunker network,”says  Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Samskip CEO.

“We are looking forward to developing our relationship to gain further benefits from Gasum’s products and services.”

Samskip Kvitbjorn and Samskip Kvitnos perform liner shipping operations between Rotterdam and Norway, travelling all the way to Europe’s most northern town Hammerfest. 

The vessels are equipped with Rolls Royce single fuel LNG engines. 

Gasum notes that using single fuel LNG engines is still quite rare, and the progressive technology has earned the vessels several awards nominations i.e. Next Generation Ship Award and GREEN4SEA Technology Award.

“Partnership with Samskip is great news for us! We are proud to be part of the bigger change in the shipping industry and to have these performant vessels taking LNG just outside Gasum office windows”, says Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director for Maritime at Gasum. 

“I’m also happy that loading in Norway confirms our competitiveness in the North European LNG environment”.

Related: Nauticor completes first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation under Gasum
Related: Gasum completes acquisition of LNG, biogas, marine bunkering businesses in Nordic region

Photo credit: Gasum
Published: 27 May, 2020

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