‘Orion’ is currently at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock, where it is being equipped with a 5,000-tonne crane. The ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG is another milestone in the construction of this vessel, which features high transport and load capacity, lifting heights and green technology.

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Jan Schubert, Senior Manager Sales & Business Development at Nauticor was satisfied with the outcome of the bunkering operation and commented:

The successful cooperation between the crew on board of ‘Orion’, the Nauticor team and the port authorities in Rostock, showed again how important it is to involve experienced partners from the beginning. Securing the availability of LNG in another important port in Northwest Europe, reduces the hurdles for companies to decide in favour of alternative fuels

What is more, for Jens A. Scharner, Managing Director of ROSTOCK PORT GmbH, the  first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in the Port of Rostock is an important milestone. He explained that this operation strengthens the LNG cluster in Rostock significantly and is an essential extension of the services offered by the port.