Netherlands: Port of Vlissingen launches LNG bunkering project

Netherlands: Port of Vlissingen launches LNG bunkering project

On April 11 the pilot for the bunkering of LNG via the Truck-to-Ship method was successfully

launched in the port of Vlissingen. It began with LNG being refueled from a truck on the quay in

the port of Vlissingen. Zeeland Seaports will determine whether consistent LNG bunkering will

be realized in the port based on the results of the pilot, which will last until the end of the year.

This initiative emphasizes port authority Zeeland Seaports’ objectives to reduce overall

emissions. It will also increase the attractiveness of the ports and significantly reduce CO2 and

nitrogen emissions. Both these items are listed in Zeeland Seaports’ recently presented

Strategic Master Plan. This plan includes the objective to realize facilities or solutions for LNG

bunkering and become a major player in the LNG chain by 2020.

In October of 2015, Chemgas approached Zeeland Seaports to examine the potential for LNG

bunkering via the Truck-to-Ship method. This led to the development of a plan titled ‘Pilot LNG

bunkering Truck-to-Ship’, in cooperation with regional safety and environmental associations.

The pilot is unique in that it is already running which can be contributed to an efficient

collaboration between all parties involved and short lines of communication with stakeholders.


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