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Shell-Chartered LNG London Attains First Ship-To-Ship Milestone

LNG London has successfully completed its first ship-to-ship bunkering to a cruise vessel in the port of Rotterdam.

Belgian inland transportation specialist, Victrol, explained on Monday that the development was attained on October 1, 2020.

According to Worldmaritinenews, it was a new milestone for LNG Shipping and LNG London, Europe’s first inland-waterway liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel.

The LNG London is owned by LNG Shipping, a cooperation between Victrol and Sogestran. It is on long-term charter to Shell, which will primarily deploy the LNG bunkering vessel in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

The vessel is loaded with LNG at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam. Its transfer system enables delivery of LNG to seagoing vessels, inland barges and terminals onshore, while a restricted air draft allows the barge to sail via inland waterways to Antwerp and Amsterdam, if required.

The LNG bunkering vessel is 110 meters long and 15 meters wide, with a cargo capacity of 3,000 cubic meters of LNG.

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