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The Port of Rotterdam, which competes with Singapore and the UAE’s Fujairah for the position of top bunkering hub, announced this week that it would offer LNG as a bunker fuel as of 1 July. Though there are many obstacles ahead, LNG’s star is rising in the global transport fuel slate.
Rotterdam, boosted by a €40mn EU grant, says it hopes to become a global LNG bunkering hub and that its move to offer LNG as a bunker fuel will boost the product’s position in the bunkering market.
Meanwhile, Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine, a joint venture between Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) and Singapore’s Keppel, signed a deal this week to retrofit Greek ferries to run on LNG.
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