“Gas Agility”, owned by the Japanese company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and which has the Bureau Veritas classification, is already in the Port of Rotterdam, where it will carry out bunkering operations to other vessels in the area. Its 135 meters in length and 18,600 m3 of fuel storage capacity make it the largest LNG bunkering ship in the world.
After starting her journey in May from the shipyards of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China, she arrived in Malta in early August and is now preparing to operate in northern Europe. Currently, Gas Agility has a long-term contract with the French energy company Total, for which it will supply LNG to CMA CGM’s large container ships, among other vessels.
In fact, the French shipping company is finalizing the construction of new LNG-fueled mega-ships, one of them is the “CMA CGM Jacques Saadé,” whose engine is considered the most powerful in the world within those powered by natural gas. These engines were certified by Bureau Veritas.
For its part, Gas Agility will be the first of MOL’s two sister ships. Gas Agility’s twin, which will be also classified by Bureau Veritas, will operate in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Marseille area, where it will supply LNG to a wide range of vessels including six CMA CGM’s container ships.
Source: Bureau Veritas