LNG for ships, bunker facility on the Rhine River
The first of this type in Europe, to open in June
In June this year, the first LNG bunker station for inland waterway vessels in Europe will open at the German port of Cologne.
The facility, which is being built by Dutch PitPoint.LNG, will operate on the busiest waterway in Europe, the Rhine River. It is an important milestone in the further expansion of LNG fuel for inland waterway transport as an option of clean fuel, underlines a message.
The LNG-fueled vessels operating on Rhine, explains the message, are currently supplied using tanker trucks, which does not ensure availability of the fuel 24/7 and the bunker time is considerably longer than that from the station.
“Construction of this bunker station is an important milestone in the accomplishment of our goal of facilitating cleaner transportation both for road vehicles and inland waterway vessels,” commented Managing Director of PitPoint.LNG, Jan Willem Drijver.
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08 April 2019 - 15:42 CEST