Gasum’s move to expand its LNG bunkering operations towards continental Europe has continued with the refuelling of the car carrier SIEM Confucius at the German port by the bunker vessel Coralius.
Emden, in northwest Germany, is a key European car shipping port. On November 22, the Coralius, which has been in operation since 2017, supplied LNG to SIEM Car Carrier’s vessel, SIEM Confucius. This large car carrier’s regular trans-Atlantic route includes the US, Mexico and back to Emden every 50 days.
‘A lot of preparation went into this first LNG delivery with Gasum. As a result of this close collaboration between SIEM and Gasum the LNG delivery was accomplished very smoothly and well within the allowed time. We are delighted to have added a new supply option in Emden,’ commented Michael Dugdale, Head of Procurement at SIEM Group.
The Coralius’s main area of operation is in Skagerrak, but the vessel has more recently expanded the scope of deliveries into Continental Europe, including the ARA region.
‘We are very proud to serve a new shipping customer and satisfied as we were able to provide SIEM Confucius with LNG in Emden port. As one of the most important roll-on/roll-off ports in Europe, Emden serves as an important milestone in extending our services to maritime companies operating in the region. It’s evident that the more popular LNG becomes in maritime transport, we too must become even more flexible and bring our services to wherever they are needed,’ noted Jacob Granqvist, Gasum’s Sales Director for Maritime.