Port of Antwerp expands LNG offering with FlexFueler 002 launch


Vessels using the Port of Antwerp can now access FlexFueler 002 for ship-to-ship bunkering of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) at the port.

The new liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering ship from Fluxys and Titan LNG  was christened on 23 March and adds to the Port’s sustainable offering, meaning ships can now refuel with LNG anywhere at the facility.

Permanently berthed at quay 526/528, FlexFueler 002 is the third ship in Titan LNG’s infrastructure offering in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp, said, “As the fifth largest bunkering port in the world, we want to play a pioneering role in the integration of low-carbon fuels in the bunker market.

“With the arrival of the FlexFueler 002, we are once again taking an important step in the transition to a multi-fuel port.”

LNG bunkering at the port can in the near future be used for fully carbon-neutral variants of LNG, including liquid biogas from organic waste or liquid synthetic methane from green hydrogen and captured CO2.

Demand for LNG globally is increasing. LNG reduces 85% less nitrogen oxides and considerably less greenhouse gases (GHG) into the air.

Pascal de Buck, CEO, Fluxys, said, “As part of our collaboration with the Port of Antwerp and Titan LNG, we are proud to offer an important logistics link that gives more shipowners the opportunity to choose LNG as an alternative shipping fuel.

“The advantage of the new bunker vessels and of our other LNG refuelling installations in the port is that they are suitable for carbon-neutral LNG options without the additional investment for shipowners.”

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