Germany to have LNG bunkering by July 2018

A joint venture purposely created to exploit LNG in the transport market is building the first bunker to refuel river vessels in Cologne A joint venture purposely created to exploit LNG in the transport market is building the first bunker to refuel river vessels in Cologne.
By Silvia Favasuli 1 August 2017 0 26999
LNG bunkering at the port of Rostock. (Gazprom)

Plans to boost the use of gas for marine transport in northwestern Europe are progressing, with Dutch joint venture PitPoint LNG set to open an LNG bunkering facility on the Rhine at Cologne in July 2018. 

The facility, the first of its type in Germany, will fuel vessels sailing downstream to Rotterdam or upriver as far as Basel. 

Data provided by the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine shows that an average of about 600 vessels cross the Germany-Netherlands border each day, and about 400 vessels...

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