Port of Rotterdam

Largest LNG bunkering operation of a container ship takes place in Rotterdam

Bunkering of the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, the world’s largest LNG-powered container ship, took place in the Port of Rotterdam, Thursday, marking a milestone for the promotion of LNG bunkering as an environmentally friendly alternative for larger ships. CMA CGM named this as ‘the largest bunkering operation ever undertaken for a containership’.

Major shipping players join hydrogen initiative

French shipping major CMA CGM, technology giant Microsoft, Japanese player NYK Line and the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, are among the 11 new members to have joined The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to enable the global energy transition through hydrogen.

Port of Rotterdam hosts the largest EU biorefinery

The Europe’s largest biorefinery is located in the center of the Port of Rotterdam with Alco Energy Rotterdam converting corn into bioethanol fuel during a production process which brings zero waste.

Sediment problems within VLSFOs detected at six ports

As the 2020 sulphur cap entered into force, the shipping industry saw the introduction of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs), which has been increasing since October 2019. However, VPS notes that a rise has been observed in fuel instability leading to sediment formation from these fuels. 

VLSFO popular in Rotterdam

The new low-sulphur bunker oil VLSFO has become extremely popular in Port of Rotterdam. In fact, half of all November bunker sales were for VLSFO, as seen from the bunkering notifications via the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s TimeToBunker App.

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