BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry



« News Home
:: Monthly Archive

News Topics
:: Air Pollution
:: Agreements & M&A's
:: Alternative Fuels
:: BunkerBlog
:: Cargoes & Storage
:: Company News
:: Efficiency, Costs & Charges
:: Environment
:: Events
:: Financial
:: Fuel Quality & Testing
:: Lubes & Additives
:: Oil Spills
:: People
:: Port News
:: Projects
:: Regulation, Legal
:: Services, Products,Technology
:: Statistics & Research
:: Vessels

Regional Archive
:: Americas
:: Asia/Oceania
:: Europe
:: M.East/Africa


BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry
Home » News





Germany's first LNG bunkering station to be built in Cologne

30 Jun 2017 11:46 GMT

New LNG operation, which has already signed up Shell as a customer, is expected to be launched in mid-2018.



PitPoint.LNG is to build Germany's first shore-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering station in the harbour of Cologne.

The new station will be used to facilitate the bunkering of LNG-powered inland vessels sailing on the Rhine, which is estimated to account for 84 percent of the goods transported on Europe's inland waterways.

The construction of the bunkering station forms part of PitPoint.LNG's strategy to develop a European LNG infrastructure to facilitate the uptake of LNG as fuel for road and marine transport.

The new operation is expected to be launched in mid-2018 and is set to be used to bunker LNG for inland dual-fuel barges chartered by Shell Western LNG B.V. A long-term agreement between Shell and PitPoint.LNG has already been signed.

Jan Willem Drijver, managing director at PitPoint.LNG, said: "We are very pleased to start with the realization of this LNG bunkering station and to have Shell as a key launching customer. Enabling companies such as Shell to transport and deliver their goods in a cleaner and more environmental friendly way supports PitPoint's mission to realize 100% clean transport in 2030."

Lauran Wetemans, Shell's General Manager Downstream LNG, remarked: "Together with the infrastructure developed in Rotterdam, this station will expand the availability of LNG fuel for customers on the Rhine - Europe's key inland waterway. We look forward to working with PitPoint.LNG to make this a reality."

PitPoint.LNG is a joint venture between PitPoint Clean Fuels and Primagaz Nederland BV. The company is focused on the development of an LNG infrastructure for the automotive and marine market.

The plan to develop an LNG bunkering station in Cologne forms part of the Breakthrough LNG Deployment in Inland Waterway Transport project, which is co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

Image: Passenger vessels near Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne.






Related Links:

Petrol Bunkering & Trading to close Hamburg office
Bomin affirms commitment to Baltic bunker market
Bomin Linde to rebrand as Nauticor
Bomin Linde completes first LNG bunker delivery in Rostock
Aegean acquires OBAST, launches Rostock bunker supply operation

Latest News:

Ceremonies held for MSC Cruises ships with scrubbers
VLCC with '20%' bunker savings delivered to K Line
Vermont Bunkering and staff charged over fraudulent transactions in Singapore
Oil market seems to be struggling to find direction
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Aegean expects to launch 'at least one' new bunker supply service in H1 2018
Peninsula signs storage agreement in Houston with HOFTI
Another day in bearish territory?
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Aegean posts net loss and 23.2% drop in gross profit
Wartsila launches gas-fuelled version of world's most efficient four-stroke engine
Singapore updates restrictions on selling bunkers to North Korean ships




Page Links:

Prices
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
South Europe
Index Summary
Price Highlights
Commentaries
Futures
Prices
Antwerp
Busan
Cape Town
Fujairah
Houston
Istanbul
Kaohsiung
Las Palmas
Maracaibo
New Orleans
Piraeus
Rio
Rotterdam
Santos
Singapore
News
Latest News
Blogs
Archive
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
News
Air Pollution
Agreements & M&A's
Alternative Fuels
Cargoes & Storage
Efficiency, Costs & Charges
Environment
Events
Financial
Fuel Quality
Lubes & Additives
Oil Spills
People
Port News
Projects
Regulation/Legal
Services, Products, Technology
Statistics & Research
Vessels
Contact & Terms
Contact Us
Advertise
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Events
Upcoming Events