Nauticor, a subsidiary of Gasum, has conducted the initial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation for the new-build cruise ship Iona.
The bunkering operation was conducted by Gasum’s LNG BSV Kairos in the port of Bremerhaven. The operation also marked another milestone with it being the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in this port in general.
Iona is one of the world’s first LNG-fuelled cruise ships. The vessel is in the final outfitting phase at the Meyer Werft shipyard. After the outfitting and sea trials has been done, the vessel will join the fleet of P&O Cruises. The vessel is part of a series of vessels for the Carnival Corporation with their different brands.
“The bunkering operation was a great success because of a close cooperation between our teams onshore and at sea and the shipyard. Kairos has proven again that the vessel is a valuable asset for us in our aim to develop the Northern European market for LNG as maritime fuel and we are looking forward to reaching more milestones on our way to make transport more sustainable,” said Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director, LNG Maritime, Gasum.
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