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Gasum has made its first ship-to-ship LNG bunkerings in the port of Hamburg in Germany. On Tuesday 24 October LNG was delivered to MSC Euribia, MSC Cruises’ flagship named in June 2023 and one of the most energy-efficient ships in the industry. Using LNG allows the ship to reduce emissions compared to traditional maritime fuels and at its home port during the winter season 2023–2024 in Hamburg, MSC Euribia will also use a shore power facility to reduce emissions even further.
“LNG is an important step forward in our ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It is a fuel in transition and poised to make way for carbon-neutral bio-LNG and eventually synthetic LNG that we look forward to using as and when they become available at scale as part of our longer-term decarbonisation journey”, Linden Coppell, Vice President of Sustainability & ESG MSC Cruises said.
On Wednesday 25 October in the second bunkering the LNG went to the Van Oord company’s energy efficient state-of-the-art hopper dredger VOX Ariane. The ship’s job is to collect and transport sand, clay and gravel from sea or riverbeds for operations such as coastal protection, port construction, deepening waterways and land reclamation.
Gasum’s Maritime Sales Team and the crew of the bunkering vessel Coralius reported that both operations went very smoothly with ship crews, port authorities, pilots and agents.
“Gasum is happy to support two such great vessels and companies in their goals to reduce emissions from their operations by providing cleaner energy for them. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone involved in making these first ship-to-ship bunkerings in Hamburg a success”, Jacob Granqvist, Vice President, Maritime at Gasum stated.