Titan LNG, the Dutch service supplier of liquefied natural gas, completed its first ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas bunkering in the port of Antwerp.
It is said that the chemical tanker Ramelia received LNG from Titan’s FlexFueler 001 barge at the SEA-Tank terminal. The vessel, owned by company Älvtank from Sweden, is the sixth vessel delivered to the LNG powered product tankers fleet of the Gothia Tankers Alliance.
Notably, the FlexFueler 001 started operations in June 2019 and is designed to have a fixed location to supply inland waterway vessels, but can also be navigated to larger sea-going vessels and supply LNG while they load or unload their cargo.
Titan LNG’s second bunkering barge, the FlexFueler 002 to be christened later this year will be based in the port of Antwerp.
From Quay 526/528, FlexFueler 002 will provide bunkering services throughout the Antwerp port and region to inland waterway vessels and small coasters. The Port of Antwerp is supporting this development to improve local air quality and has commissioned an LNG bunker map showing where ship-to-ship bunkering in the harbour area is supported.