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Total’s First LNG Bunker Vessel Launched

Logistic News - Published on Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Total announces that its first large liquefied natural gas bunker vessel has been launched, following the signature of a long-term charter contract between Total and Mitsui OSK Lines in February 2018. After delivery in 2020, the bunker vessel will operate in Northern Europe, where it will supply LNG to commercial vessels, including 300,000 tons per year for CMA CGM’s nine ultra-large newbuild containerships in Europe-Asia trade, for a period of at least 10 years.

The LNG bunker vessel’s construction is in line with the International Maritime Organization decision to drastically limit the sulfur content of marine fuels as of 2020. In this context, the transition from heavy fuel oil to LNG is a competitive, efficient and immediately available solution for maritime transportation.

Used as a marine fuel, LNG sharply reduces emissions from ships, resulting in a significant improvement in air quality, particularly for communities in coastal areas and port cities. LNG helps to cut:
Sulfur emissions by 99%,
Fine particle emissions by 99%,
Nitrogen oxide emissions by 85%,
Greenhouse gases emissions by around 20%.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Tue, 22 Oct 2019
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