Hapag Lloyd Containership Bags Largest STS LBM Delivery To Date


  • STX Group and Titan Clean Fuels have collaborated to liquify and store mass-balanced biomethane in Zeebrugge in Belgium under ISSC certification.
  • The biomethane is produced from sustainable biomass feedstocks such as industrial and agricultural waste streams that do not compete with food production.

Titan Clean Fuels and STX Group have conducted a ship-to-ship bunkering of 2,2000 metric tonnes of liquefied biomethane to a Hapag-Lloyd containership, Brussels Express, in the Port of Rotterdam, marking the shipowner’s first use of LBM as a marine fuel.

Largest ship-to-ship LBM bunkering

STX Group and Titan Clean Fuels have collaborated to liquefy, store and deliver mass-balanced biomethane in Zeebrugge in Belgium under ISSC certification recognised under the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive known as RED II, reads an official release.

Jan Christensen, Senior Director Fuel Purchasing at Hapag-Lloyd, commented: ‘This pioneering deal demonstrates that bunkering large quantities of liquefied Biomethane is possible and scalable. However, there is still more progress required regarding the necessary infrastructure and the regulatory framework.’

For us, bunkering liquefied Biomethane is another measure in our step-by-step approach to further decarbonise our operations to reach our goal of becoming net-zero by 2045.’

Titan’s Alice Cosulich bunker vessel has successfully delivered LBM to Hapag-Lloyd’s Brussels Express container ship,’ said Caspar Gooren, Director of Renewable Fuels at Titan Clean Fuels. We’d like to thank all the partners involved for another smooth operation. We have been encouraged by the demand for LBM so far, and this major bunkering represents a significant step in shipping’s clean fuels transition.’

Titan recognises the LNG pathway via LBM and renewable e-methane as a practical, sustainable and cost-effective route to net-zero shipping emissions available today. We work every day towards full regulatory compliance for shipowners and operators of deep sea ships.’

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Source: STX Group