Shell Barges Into Northern Europe Inland Routes



Shell Trading Rotterdam has chartered 15 new inland 110m barges running on LNG from Plouvier Transport and Intertrans Tankschiffahrt.

The barges built by the Dutch shipyard VEKA Shipbuilding will be used to transport mineral oil products in the ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp) and Rhinetrack (Germany/Switzerland) regions, powered by Wärtsilä engines running on 95-98% LNG fuel, with a small proportion of diesel used for ignition.

The barges will  be delivered between late-2016 and mid-2018.

“These new vessels will enable a step-change in the safety and environmental performance of our barge fleet,” said Shell Maritime VP Grahaeme Henderson.

Source: Shell