Avenir LNG’s first German bunkering operation with TT-Line’s ropax

2024-06-14T22:15:33+00:00 June 14th, 2024|Technology|

On 5th May, Avenir LNG conducted its first LNG ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering operation in Germany.

The STS was undertaken from the LNG bunker vessel, ‘Avenir Aspiration’ to TT-Line’s ropax ‘Nils Holgersson’ in the Port of Lübeck.

Avenir conducted bunkering trials utilising trucks in 2022.

Avenir’s Commercial Director of LNG Bunkering, Jan Schubert, said: “Our first successful STS bunker operation in a German port for our long-standing and trusted customer TT-Line proves again our leading position in setting up alternative fuel supply chains.

“Utilising our fleet of five LNG bunker vessels, Avenir continues to ensure the security of supply for our customers globally. As part of that ambition, we are seeing our network of customers and ports to service continuing to grow across Northwest Europe throughout 2024,” he said.

To undertake the STS operation, Avenir partnered with German LNG & bio-LNG distribution specialists from GasCom-Equipment.

Norbert Scholz, GasCom Managing Director, commented: “I am pleased to see how efficiently and smoothly the joint preparations and the execution of the bunker operation were done.

“The co-operation proved again how important coupling expertise from different specialists is for establishing supply infrastructure for alternative fuels in German ports. We are glad to be part of that and are looking forward to more jointly executed bunker operations in the future,” he said.