Skangas to supply LNG to Gothia Tanker Alliance tankers

Nov 03 2018

Skangas is to supply LNG as fuel to companies within the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

This new agreement comprises current as well as new vessels with LNG propulsion soon to come.

The main Swedish shipping companies that will sign up to the supply agreement with Skangas are Furetank Rederi, Erik Thun and Rederi AB Älvtank.

These shipping companies have invested in six new LNG fuelled vessels and together with the existing ‘Fure West’ they are all jointly operated by the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

“Investing in LNG fuelled vessels contributes along these lines,” explained Lars Höglund, Furetank managing director. “For newbuilds we focus on energy efficiency and innovations. Together with our choice of cleaner fuel we are experiencing a major reduction in our CO2 emissions, not to forget the reductions in particulate matters and NOX.”

The delivery chain consists of trailer trucks, extensively being used for bunkering operations in ports, bunkering from terminals, as well as Skangas’s bunker vessel ‘Coralius’.

Bunkering ship-to-ship by ‘Coralius’ may take place at an anchorage off Gothenburg in Sweden, off Skaw in Denmark, offshore Norway or in ports during cargo operations.

“Skangas is very happy with the agreement and to continue our relationship with Furetank and the rest of the Gothia Tanker Alliance,” said Tommy Mattila, Director Sales and Marketing, Skangas. “Being trusted to supply LNG also for the future vessels is a confirmation that we are delivering as expected. We will continue investing and improving to meet shipowners’ demands and expectations.”



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