Global energy producer The total carried out the first LNG bunkering of a container ship by barge in its country of origin, France.
At 30 avril the firm bunkered the giant CMA CGM Jacques Saade boxship to Dunkerque, using his barge on Gas agility provide about 16 400 m3 of LNG. the CMA CGM ship is the world’s largest natural gas powered ship.
“We are happy to join forces with Dunkerque LNG for this unprecedented operation and to show the agility of our LNG bunkering solutions to serve the north-western European market”, Jerome Leprince-Ringuet, vice president of marine fuels at Total, said Monday in a statement posted on the company’s website.
“It also strengthens our confidence in the role of LNG in the energy transition of maritime transport.
“We will continue to develop our LNG bunker supply network, to help our customers take advantage of the proven greenhouse gas reduction of up to 23% and its significant air quality benefits. “
The operation also involved the first loading of a small LNG carrier from Dunkirk LNGthe terminal of Flanders Terminal“First LNG bunkering operation with simultaneous freight operations,” Total said.