With a second bunkering operation completed on June 15, the Port of Marseille Fos demonstrates its commitment to LNG and its aim of achieving environmental excellence. The Port of Marseille Fos, member of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), is seeking to promote LNG and become the LNG hub for the Mediterranean.
After a first LNG ship-to-ship bunkering operation in early May, the Port of Marseille Fos, Costa and Shell repeated the activity on June 15. With this highly successful second bunkering operation, the port demonstrates its expertise in the field and is positioning itself to be able to develop this type of refueling operation.
The Port of Marseille Fos has notably contributed to the working groups led by SGMF, alongside LNG operators, in order to introduce all the safety conditions that meet European and global standards in this regard. The responsiveness of the port and the commitment of all the players in the port community (mooring, pilots, tugs, terminals, harbor master’s office and fire fighters) in successfully completing these operations is a positive sign for the future of the LNG sector.
Under the guidance of SGMF, the port and sector stakeholders, the energy transition to LNG is becoming a reality. Today, SGMF has identified 185 LNG-powered ships in operation worldwide and 213 ships on order.
At Marseille Fos, industrial partners and shipping companies are committed to providing a first-class LNG offering in the Mediterranean. Actively involved in promoting and using LNG, the Marseille Fos port community is fully committed to SGMF’s approach, which reconciles economic activity linked to maritime transport with reducing its impact on the environment.
Source: SGMF/ Port of Marseille Fos