It is “almost impossible” to compare the bunker figures for 2021 with those of five years ago, highlighted the Port of Rotterdam Authority on Friday (21 January).
The organisation noted an increasing variety of bunker fuels becoming available in the marine fuels market in 2021; where it also saw the introduction of methanol bunkering.
“For the first time, there was also a reason to count bio-blend fuels separately,” it states.
“LNG bunkering is on the rise, although this increase was briefly halted by the price development. In December, LNG saw a price increase of over 300%.
“We will have to wait a little longer for hydrogen, but the use of ammonia as a fuel seems likely to happen in three years’ time, once the first sea-going vessels start using it.
“The port is preparing for the safe bunkering all these new shipping fuels.”
The key takings from the 2021 bunker figures are set out below:
Note: Manifold Times readers will be able to view the quarterly bunker sales for Rotterdam port at the link here.
Photo credit: Methanol Institute
Published: 24 January, 2022
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