The first LNG bunker of Total is launched into the sea

The company of the petrochemical and energetic branch, Total, announced The launch of its natural gas-powered bunker ship (LNG) in the sea. The bunker, with a loading capacity of 18,600 cubic meters of gas, will operate with the supply of LNG for commercial vessels in northern Europe.

The Total forecast is that the vessel meets nine Commercial transaction-conducting vessels between Asia and Europe. In addition The construction of the bunker for LNG is in accordance with the decision of the International Maritime (IMO), which limits the sulphur content of the fuels Ships from 2020. The operation of the ship was possible on behalf of the Closing of a 10-year charter contract between the Total and the Mitsui O.S. K Lines.

The advantage of using LNG as a marine fuel is cutting 99% of sulphur emissions, in addition to the cut of 85% of the oxide emissions of nitrogen and 20% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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