Shell Receives New Seagoing LNG Bunker Vessel in Rotterdam

Friday August 11, 2017

Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) today announced the arrival of a new LNG bunkering vessel Cardissa in Rotterdam.

a "state-of-the-art" LNG bunker vessel with capacity to hold around 6,500 cubic metres of LNG bunkers.

Shell says the vessel’s seagoing capability enables it to serve customers with LNG fuel from the Gate terminal in Rotterdam to locations throughout Europe.

Shell today said it also finalised a long-term agreement with a joint venture between Victrol NV and CFT to charter a LNG bunker barge with a capacity to carry 3,000 cubic metres of LNG fuel.

The vessel will also operate out of Rotterdam and "provide additional flexibility to bunker a range of customers, including vessels operating on Europe’s inland waterways," says Shell.

Steve Hill, Executive Vice President of Shell Energy, commented: “LNG as a marine fuel has an important role to play in the future energy mix.

“With these bunker vessels, as well as the Gate terminal, Shell is demonstrating its commitment to building a robust and reliable supply chain to meet customer needs. With tougher emissions regulations on the horizon, we will continue to work closely with our customers and partners on cleaner energy solutions.”