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World’s first LNG-fuelled icebreaker bunkers in Pori and Tornio

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Gasum has announced that the world’s first LNG-fuelled icebreaker, Polaris, received LNG fuel in January from the Pori LNG import terminal and in February from the Manga LNG terminal in the Röyttä Harbor in Tornio, Finland.

According to the statement, the commercial use of the Tornio import terminal begins this year.

Tommy Mattila, Sales and Marketing Director, Natural Gas and LNG, Gasum, said: “LNG is excellently suited for use as a marine fuel as it's a great alternative to oil, and being environmentally friendly is one of its strengths. We’ve already supplied LNG for northern ports such as Luleå, Sweden, and Kemi and Oulu, Finland. Polaris is the first vessel bunkered in Tornio. The start of the commercial use of the Tornio Manga LNG terminal strengthens Gasum’s LNG supply chain in Northern Finland and Sweden for industry and maritime transport.”

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