Brunsbüttel Ports hosts first liquefied natural gas bunkering of Greenferry I
The first liquefied natural gas bunkering of the newly launched Greenferry I took place on Wednesday at German Brunsbüttel Ports.
Greenferry I is Elbferry’s liquefied natural gas-fueled vessel that started operating on the Brunsbüttel-Cuxhaven ferry route.
It's part of a series of ferries built by LMG Marin, a naval architecture company based in Bergen. Its sister ferries are used on Norwegian routes and are well-suited to operating in harsh weather.
Each of the two LNG tanks on the Greenferry I has a capacity of 112.5 cubic meters. It can also transport up to 600 passengers as well as 212 cars and 28 trucks.
The German company Liquind, in collaboration with GasCom Equipment, completed the truck-to-ship LNG bunkering process.The operation took place in the Brunsbüttel Port's Elbhaven.
Jan Schubert, Liquind's head of sales and marketing, announced on social media that many LNG bunkering operations will take place each week on both ends of the route. The ferry can only run on liquefied natural gas as a result of this.
Maritime Business World