PetroChina completed its first ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering of an LNG-fuelled ship at the Shenzhen Yantian Port on November 22, reports Natural Gas World quoting its parent company CNPC.
Ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering
About 7,000 m3 of LNG was supplied to a containership owned by CMA CGM Group and the whole operation lasted for six hours, CNPC said. Yantian Port is located in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
State-owned CNPC said that the move will open up the market for LNG offshore bunkering in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which extends across the two Chinese special administrative regions and nine Pearl River Delta cities.
The use of LNG as a fuel in the shipping industry has been gaining traction in China and the world amid a global push to reduce carbon emissions.
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Source: Natural Gas World