Accordingly, the three companies inked a cooperation framework deal with the Yantian district government to build the center on Wednesday, June 3.

The project will be constructed in three stages and will use 8000-10000 cubic meter LNG bunkering vessels to supply chilled fuel to customers including large container ships.

It is reported that phase one of the bunkering hub will have a yearly capacity of 230,000 tonnes per year with the goal of expanding it to two million tonnes per annum.

The goal of the project is to attract more international LNG-fuelled vessels to berth at Chinese ports as well as to develop green shipping in the country as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.