The bulk carrier HL Green has become the first LNG-fuelled vessel to berth at the Port of Port Hedland after calling on its maiden voyage earlier this week.
As previously reported, the vessel is one of two 180,000 tonne bulk carriers for H-Line Shipping that was built in Korea and christened last month. It is expected to make about 10 round trips a year between Korea and Australia.
HL Green, which called the Australian port on Wednesday (6 January), features two LNG fuel tanks at the stern of the vessel, each with a storage capacity of 1,600 cbm.
‘Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) was pleased to welcome HL Green and her crew to the Port of Port Hedland, as another milestone in our support of the transfer to LNG fuel as a way of reducing shipping emissions,’ said Pilbara Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer, Roger Johnston.