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Skangas signs agreement to deliver LNG as fuel to new tankers

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Skangas has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Gothia Tanker Alliance to supply LNG as fuel for tankers.

According to the statement, this new agreement covers current as well as new vessels with LNG propulsion.

The main Swedish shipping companies that will benefit from the supply agreement are Furetank Rederi AB, Erik Thun AB and Rederi AB Älvtank. These companies have invested in a total of six new LNG-fuelled vessels and, together with the existing Fure West, are all jointly operated by Gothia Tanker Alliance.

The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is actively contributing to reduce any negative environmental impact of the shipping industry. Its aim is to achieve zero emissions by 2050.

Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank, said: “Investing in LNG-fuelled vessels contributes along these lines.

“For newbuilds, we focus on energy efficiency and innovations. Together with our choice of cleaner fuel we are experiencing a major reduction in our CO2 emissions, not to forget the reductions in particulate matters and NOx.”

In the statement, Skangas claims that it can provide LNG wherever the vessel requires it. The company’s delivery chain consists of trailer trucks, bunkering from terminals, and the Coralius bunker vessel. Ship-to-ship bunkering with Coralius may take place at anchorage off Gothenburg in Sweden, off Skaw in Denmark, offshore Norway, or in ports during cargo operations.

Tommy Mattila, Director Sales and Marketing in Skangas, said: “Skangas is very happy with the agreement and to continue our relationship with Furetank and the rest of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

“Being trusted to supply LNG also for the future vessels is a confirmation that we are delivering as expected. We will continue investing and improving to meet ship owners’ demands and expectations.”

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