Rotterdam LNG bunkering volumes hit new record

Liquefied natural gas bunkering operations in the Dutch port of Rotterdam continue to surge, boosted by visits of new LNG-powered vessels.

Europe’s largest bunkering port said LNG volumes reached 157,027 cubic meters in the second quarter of this year, a 12.5 percent increase compared to the prior quarter which also marked a record.

Compared to the same quarter last year, LNG bunkering volumes surged 182 percent, according to the port’s bunker sales data.

Volumes rose in parallel with new deliveries of CMA CGM’s ultra-large containerships which work on the Europe-Asia route and bunker the fuel in Rotterdam via the TotalEnergies-chartered Gas Agility.

France’s CMA CGM took delivery of the last of nine 23,000 TEU LNG-powered vessels in June.

The Rotterdam port is a strong supporter of LNG as a bunker fuel and has developed one of the world’s biggest LNG fueling chains.

A total of ten LNG bunkering vessels operate in the port area, of which three are working on a permanent basis, the port previously said. Dutch Gate terminal provides most of these LNG fuel volumes.

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