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First LNG bunkering a success for EPS

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EPS is pleased to announce that its managed vessel M/V CMA CGM Tenere successfully carried out the company’s first LNG bunkering during a scheduled port call in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The 14 800 TEU dual-fuel LNG Ultra Large Container Ship (the first in a series chartered to CMA CGM) took on 10 600 m3 of LNG, which is enough fuel for a round trip voyage between Rotterdam and Asia.

The LNG bunkers were pumped by the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, Total’s Gas Agility. The entire bunkering process, which included a first-time cooldown, hose connecting and disconnecting, and pumping, took approximately 30 hours to complete, which was on time and as scheduled. Of these 30 hours, the LNG’s actual bunkering took roughly 10 hours, which was also on time and as expected. M/V CMA CGM Tenere subsequently proceeded to Southampton, UK, using the LNG to power the high-pressure MEGI engine onboard.

This milestone achievement was witnessed by EPS Principal Idan Ofer and EPS Special Advisor, Innovation Gil Ofer, who boarded the vessel in Rotterdam and sailed with her before disembarking in Southampton.

LNG is an alternate marine fuel proven to be the best solution to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions today. This transitionary fuel will help vessels be IMO 2030 compliant years ahead of schedule by reducing sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter emissions until even cleaner energy solutions are available. EPS firmly believes in using alternative marine fuels like LNG, LPG, Ethane, and biofuels to lower its carbon footprint today. EPS is dedicated not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good in the pursuit of reducing emissions, which is why of EPS’ 36 new-builds scheduled for delivery in 2021 - 2022, most are powered by alternative marine fuels. These vessels are spread across EPS’ bulk, container, and tanker segments and will be the cleanest vessels on water in their respective categories.

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