PitPoint has opened Europe’s first fixed LNG bunker station for inland vessels in Niehler Hafen, Cologne.

The station, co-financed by the European Union, is part of PitPoint LNG’s plans to develop a European LNG infrastructure for heavy road and water transport.

“We are very proud to welcome the first fixed LNG bunker station in Europe at our port in Niehl, Cologne,” said Jan Sönke Eckel and Wolfgang Birlin, Managing Directors at Port Manager, RheinCargo.

“We see this tank system as the next building block in our approach to achieve even more sustainable and environmentally friendly transport.”

“We also facilitate the sustainability of the associated logistics. LNG stands for a reliable and clean fuel alternative. The use of this fuel helps to reduce the emissions of pollutants.”

“We therefore see the use of LNG as an important step towards a sustainable future for the logistics sector.”

The fixed bunker station is accessible 24/7 and has professional service engineers who provide bunker guidance. In the future, it will be possible to have two ships bunkered at the same time.