As of December 20th last year, inland navigation vessels could bunker liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Port of Amsterdam. Yesterday, Greenstream was the first ship to moor alongside the Amerikahaven quay today to bunker LNG. Built by Peters Shipyards, Greenstream is operated by InterStream Barging and has been chartered by Shell. Shell also supplied the LNG.
Port of Amsterdam has designed the ‘Groene kade’ (Green Quay) in Amerikahaven to enable safe bunkering from a tanker truck into an inland navigation vessel or small ocean-going vessel. LNG is a clean fuel, which represents a promising alternative to marine fuel and The Port of Amsterdam encourages clean shipping in the port.
More green vessels on their way
Two Dutch ships currently run entirely on LNG, the Greenstream and the Greenrhine, and one ship – the Argonon – uses dual-fuel technology, a mix of LNG and gas oil. More ships are currently under construction. Using LNG as a fuel provides major environmental benefits; vessels emit up to 25% less CO2, up to 80% less NOx, up to 100% less SO2 and also 100% less soot and fine particles than current inland navigation vessels.
“Port of Amsterdam is doing everything possible to encourage the use of cleaner fuels, including LNG. As an energy port, we're pleased to contribute to greening marine fuels”, said Koen Overtoom, Port of Amsterdam COO. “We're currently developing plans with our partners to convert green gas into the even cleaner bio-LNG, so that we can reduce CO2 emissions even further.”
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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