After a year of construction, the new bunkering station enables two specialised trucks to conduct loading and unloading at the same time, saving time and promoting operational efficiency.
The new bunkering station is now frequently used by two of Destination Gotland’s gas ferries.
“Being able to bunker fuel from the new station is a big step forward for our operations. We fuel faster, more efficiently and during our normal operation hours. This in turn leads to a better service experience for our customers,” said Christer Bruzelius, ceo of Destination Gotland.
Jonas Akermark, sales manager at Gasum, said: “The station’s fit-for-purpose high speed pumps allow the bunkering operation to take just 45 minutes. Passengers disembark and embark and goods are unloaded and loaded while bunkering. High precision and prompt deliveries from our side are needed in order to keep to the vessels’ ordinary schedule.”
The station is located close to the existing Gasum LNG terminal. Gasum’s LNG trucks are able to transport the fuel over a short distance of five kilometers from the terminal to the station.
“Ports of Stockholm have high environmental ambitions. An important aspect is to support our customers in their work towards a more sustainable and efficient shipping. Vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) including a biogas blend, are showing us how to reduce the environmental impact. This example could also encourage the shipping industry to change to more sustainable fuel,” commented Fredrik Lindstal, board director of Ports of Stockholm.