Skangas bunkers the product tanker Ternsund with LNG in a ‘quick and safe operation’.
The Skangas terminal in Finland supplies LNG to a gas connection pipelines and offers truck loading as well as terminal-to-ship bunkering operations. It is the only place in the Gulf of Bothnia where ships can bunker LNG directly from a terminal.
‘The Skangas terminal in Pori was officially opened three weeks ago. This marks a milestone in our development of the Finnish market. Now we do yet another first when making the first bunkering directly from the terminal,’ said Tor Morten Osmundsen, CEO at Skangas.
The Ternsund is the first of four new LNG-fuelled vessels owned by the shipowner Terntank and operated by the Finnish company North European Oil Trade (NEOT).
‘We’re very satisfied that we now have the opportunity to bunker LNG in Finland right beside one of our terminals,’ commented Satu Mattila, Chartering Manager at NEOT.
‘We will run Ternsund both along the Finnish and the Norwegian coast as well as in the Gothenburg area. It’s advantageous for us that our LNG supplier can offer bunkering at several locations where we trade. This fits well with our trading pattern for the vessels Ternsund and Tern Sea.’
On 3 September, the Port of Gothenburg marked its own LNG bunkering milestone, when the Ternsund became the first tanker to be refuelled with LNG at a Swedish port.