Gate Terminal, a subsidiary company of Gasunie and Vopak, has released a statement claiming that it increased its LNG throughput volumes in 2015 compared to 2014. This is the fourth year in a row that Gate has increased its LNG throughput volumes, and saw a total of 49 vessels reloaded in 2015 compared to just 34 vessels in 2014.
In 2014, 14 unloading vessels arrived from Norway, Qatar and Algeria. By comparison, 21 unloading vessels arrived from the same regions in 2015. Furthermore, there were seven large loads in 2014, compared to 14 in 2015. There were 17 first caller vessels that berthed at Gate in 2015.
The reloaded LNG has been delivered to countries including Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Mexico, Jordan, South Korea, India and Egypt. Additionally, small reload carriers delivered to both Norway and Sweden.
Gate claims that, as of mid 2016, small carriers will be able to load at the third LNG break bulk Rotterdam (LBBR) jetty that is currently being built. Since start-up, the truck loading service has been used by 15 different customers, compared to just seven customers in 2014.
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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