Arriving on 25 June 2015, Coral Anthelia is the latest LNG carrier to moor at Gate terminal, Rotterdam, marking the 100th time an LNG carrier has called at the terminal.
The arrival of the Coral Anthelia for a small scale LNG load operation highlights the extended functionality of Gate. Created for unloads of large LNG carriers (up to Q-max) the terminal can now work with LNG vessels of all sizes, perform loads and, in the near future, transhipments.
The number of ships calling at Gate increased from 8 in 2011 to 10 in 2012, 23 in 2013 and 34 in 2014. At present, 25 LNG carriers have called at Gate this year. All operations were performed within the highest levels of safety and according to the contractual arrangements.
Year to date, Gate’s customers used the terminal for 11 unloads with LNG arriving from Qatar, Norway and Algeria, five large loads to Argentina and Dubai and nine small loads shipping to Sweden and Norway.
Together with the increased use of the truck loading facility, Gate considers this centenary as an encouraging step, alongside others, in its ambition to become an important LNG hub for North West Europe.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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