Total realizes France’s first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation

The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel in operation, Total’s Gas Agility¸ has completed the refueling of the world’s largest containership.

May 9, 2021. The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel in operation, Total’s Gas Agility¸ has completed the refueling of the world’s largest containership powered by LNG, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, with approximately 16.400 m3 of LNG.

This inaugural operation also marks Dunkerque LNG terminal’s first loading of a small scale LNG vessel and the Terminal des Flandres’ first LNG bunkering operation with simultaneous cargo operations.

Importantly, it underscores the close co-operation across all partners of the ‘Green Loop’ project consortium, which comprises of Total, the Dunkerque LNG terminal, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and CMA CGM. Co-financed by the European Union under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – Transport Sector, the overall project objective is to promote the decarbonisation of maritime transport by deploying a scale-up LNG bunkering solution in North Europe.

By 2022, the Gas Agility’s sister ship, another 18.600 m3 new-build LNG bunker vessel, will join Total’s LNG bunker fleet to serve the Mediterranean region. Simultaneously, Total will share the use of a third bunker vessel in Singapore.

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