Europe’s first shore-to-ship bunkering station for LNG has been filled with LNG for the first time.

The LNG bunker station has been built by PitPoint along the busiest waterway in Europe – the Rhine, in the port of Cologne, Germany.

It’s the first permanent location in Europe where barges can refuel with LNG. At the moment, LNG-fuelled barges are typically supplied using tank trucks.

The opening of his station offers many new advantages to the inland shipping sector, including greater flexibility.

PitPoint announced last week that its LNG tank, which has a capacity of up to 200m3, had been successfully filled with LNG for the first time by partner Prima LNG.

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Source: PitPoint