Gasum has partnered up with Samskip, a Rotterdam-based shipping company, which owns two single fuel vessels Samskip Kvitbjorn and Samskip Kvitnos powered entirely by LNG. The partnership with Gasum allows Samskip to bunker LNG in Risavika, Norway. As Gasum’s LNG terminal is located just 200 meters from the quayside, fresh and cold LNG can be bunkered swiftly and safely directly from the plant through a loading arm. Gasum is also supporting Samskip’s door-to-door-logistics on land and at sea.
Samskip Kvitbjorn and Samskip Kvitnos perform liner shipping between Rotterdam and Norway, travelling all the way to the Europe’s most northern town Hammerfest. The vessels are high-capacity and ocean-going, and work on a regular route with fixed schedules. “Bunkering LNG in Risavika is a great asset to us and vastly improves our bunker network. We are looking forward to developing our relationship to gain further benefits from Gasum’s products and services”, said Samskip CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen.
The vessels are equipped with Rolls Royce single fuel LNG engines. Using single fuel engines is still quite rare, and the progressive technology has earned the vessels several awards nominations i.e. Next Generation Ship Award and GREEN4SEA Technology Award.
“Partnership with Samskip is great news for us! We are proud to be part of the bigger change in shipping industry and to have these performant vessels taking LNG just outside Gasum office windows”, commented Gasum’s Sales Director for Maritime Jacob Granqvist. “I’m also happy that loading in Norway confirms our competitiveness in the North European LNG environment.”