Fujairah to Add LNG Ship-to-Ship Transfers to Port Bunkering Capacity

Thursday May 18, 2017

As part of the port's bunkering growth strategy, Fujairah will be introducing liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship-to-ship transfers, as well as associated trading and operations, Platts reports.

"We are working on regulations, safety procedures and towage for this [LNG ship-to-ship transfer] operation," Mousa Murad, Port of Fujairah's General Manager told Platts Thursday.

"As far as energy to the country is concerned, we will liaise with Emirates LNG ... second option is that we will liaise with private players for LNG trading and bunkering activities."

Murad notes that the port is currently working to enhance its bunkering infrastructure, with bunker barge jetties 3A and 3B slated for completed expansion by the end of 2017.