Marine energy supplier, Peninsula, is now offering LNG bunkering services at Algeciras, utilising the new, purpose-built bunker vessel,‘Levante LNG’.
This marks a first for both Peninsula and the Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahia de Algeciras (APBA).
Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship ’Icon of the Seas’ was the first vessel to be bunkered at the Spanish port.
Having already undertaken numerous LNG bunkering operations in other ports worldwide, the addition of Algeciras will help Peninsula to provide lower carbon solutions to the growing number of LNG powered vessels joining the global fleet, the company said.
Nacho de Miguel, Peninsula’s Head of Alternative Fuels & Sustainability, said: “As the only traditional independent bunker supplier that has developed an LNG bunker business, we are already providing our customers with LNG solutions to help them immediately de-carbonise their operations.
“We want to thank the Port Authority of Algeciras for their great support in developing a state-of-the-art LNG bunker service at their port.
“Working with forward-thinking and dynamic port authorities, like the APBA, is vital in enabling Peninsula to expand its low carbon product offerings across the world’s main bunkering hubs,” he said.