The shipping world has not only seen an increased emphasis on fuel economy, but also on environmental friendliness, for which it is particularly desirable to reduce sulphur and nitrogen emissions. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has contributed by deciding to reduce the maximum sulphur content of fuel by 2020 from the currently permissible 3.5 percent down to 0.5 percent.
It is predicted that LNG will become the predominant environmentally friendly fuel, however LNG as bunkers is still a new area undergoing development. Bunker One Aalborg has chosen to take the lead here in order to promote this environmentally friendly alternative fuel.
We are, however, already seeing exciting trends in the spot market, where we are offering LNG as bunkers for ships.
In September 2015, Bunker One Aalborg already delivered its first bunkering ever of LNG in Denmark, in the Port of Esbjerg. Three trucks were loaded with approximately 120 cbm of LNG product from Rotterdam, and delivered by Bunker One Aalborg to a LNG diesel dual fuel platform supply vessel. All the involved parties contributed to a smooth operation and ensured the safe and timely supply of the LNG product.
Bunker One Aalborg has subsequently been involved in succesfull bunkerings of LNG in Europe, with smooth operations and no delays for the customers.
Deliveries of LNG are connected with substantial and complex safety requirements imposed by governmental authorities, which Bunker One Aalborg possesses the requisite expertise and experience to successfully meet. We coordinate the entire process and ensure that the delivery takes place in a satisfactory manner, safely and on-time.
Bunker One Aalborg offers LNG as bunkers for delivery in all ports in Europe, subject to port approval for LNG supply in lots of approximately 20 metric tons.
Bunker One performs deliveries of all grades of fuel oil, gasoil and other distillates as well as related services to the shipping industry, navies, retailers, powerplants, fishing industry and commercial industry.
Ever since the IMO signalled the implementation date for Annex VI to be January 2020, the concerns from customers and suppliers around enforcing and monitoring compliance have been at the top of the list.
That’s exactly what the delegates from a number of Swedish authorities, ship owners and the Swedish transport agency did at a seminar held in Sweden end May. The outcome was valuable input on how to operate under the new market conditions after 2020.
Liquefied natural gas, LNG, is predicted to become the environmentally friendly marine fuel of the future and Bunker One Aalborg has chosen to be a front-runner in the field.
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