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Port of Emden sees first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation for “Siem Confucius”

18 Aug 2020

Germany’s largest operator of public seaports Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co on Friday (14 August) said the first liquified natural gas (LNG) ship-to-ship bunkering operation at the port of Emden was performed for Volkswagen’s Siem Confucius. 

1,500 metric tonnes of LNG was delivered from LNG-powered bunker vessel Engie Zeebrugge onto the deep sea car carrier and the operation took around eight hours, it said.

“Modern shipping needs up-to-date offers in ports,” said Holger Banik, Managing Director of Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG and JadeWeserPort Realisierungs GmbH & Co. KG.

“I am pleased that we at Emden can offer shipowners and the port industry the facilities for switching to alternative fuels.”

Volkswagen ships its vehicles from Europe to via the port of Emden. The Siem Confucius route leads from Emden directly to Halifax in Canada.

Photo credit: Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co
Published: 18 August, 2020

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