The operation enabled the Ramelia to unload cargo, while also receiving LNG bunkers. This step enables the receiving vessel to have a faster turnaround in the port as it does not have to shift to a designated LNG bunkering location.
According to Daan van Rooijen, Manager Operations at Oiltanking Amsterdam, the delivery was executed safely and efficiently, and did not cause any restrictions or delays on the ability to discharge the tanker Ramelia.
In addition, Johan Kristensson from Furetank Chartering, stated that:
This first SIMOPS in Amsterdam is a real enabler for LNG as a marine fuel. Being able to bunker whilst working in a port not only saves turnaround time and money, it also has positive effects on the local environment since the emission involved in shifting operation is eliminated and it reduces working hours for the crew when we can avoid shifting. We hope that more terminals will follow shortly as it is clear that LNG bunkering is possible and allowed by the ports and the terminals