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Petronas transshipment holds lessons for European LNG

A recent ship-to-ship break-bulk LNG transfer in Malaysia could boost the fuel’s prospects in the European maritime sector A recent ship-to-ship break-bulk LNG transfer in Malaysia could boost the fuel’s prospects in the European maritime sector.
By Silvia Favasuli 5 July 2018 0 31612
A regasification facility in Malaysia. (Petronas)

An LNG transshipment operation carried out by Petronas in Brunei Bay last month could be instructive for LNG bunkering in Europe.

The Malaysian company completed a break-bulk ship-to-ship transfer of LNG on 13 June from a 157 thousand cubic metre (Mcm) tanker to an 18.8 Mcm barge. Petronas said in a statement that the new service offers a flexible solution for new Asian buyers that prefer to import “smaller parcels of LNG, moving away from the traditional model of long-term supplies over a...