First cruise ship bunkered with LNG at Gibraltar

2023-10-01T13:56:31+00:00 October 1st, 2023|Technology|

Shell Trading has undertaken the first cruise ship LNG bunkering operation at Gibraltar.


The vessel was Silversea Cruises’ recently delivered LNG powered ‘Silver Nova’ and the bunkering occurred during her port call on 24th September 2023.

”Notably, this operation was also the Port of Gibraltar’s first ‘in-port’ LNG bunkering, rather than at the anchorage, highlighting Shell’s commitment to develop Gibraltar as a key LNG bunkering hub, offering bunkering services both within the port and at the anchorage,” Tahir Faruqui, Shell Trading’s global head of downstream said in a LinkedIn post.

He added that the close collaboration between Royal Caribbean Group (owner of Silversea), Anthony Veder (bunker vessel owner), the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA), and Shell ensured a safe and successful bunkering.


‘Silver Nova’ arrived in Gibraltar on 24th September at 08:00 hrs from Malaga, Spain and departed at 18:00 hrs for Casablanca, Morocco.
She was carrying 738 pax over her 11 decks.