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LNG bunkering infrustructure: Ship-to-Ship bunkering in the Port of Rotterdam

Dealing with market uncertainty

The Port of Rotterdam case study illustrates how important strategic alignment between LNG suppliers, infrastructure providers and ports is to the successful and timely delivery of LNG bunkering. It also shows how market uncertainty demands a proactive approach to risk management, the need to build optionality, and effective communication between partners and stakeholders.

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Bunker vessel

Name: Cardissa
Capacity: Two Type-C cargo tanks, total tank volume, 6,500 cum
Max bunkering rate: 1,100 cum/hr
Gross tonnage: 9,816 tons
Dimensions: 119.9 m length x 19.4 m breadth
Class: Lloyds Register
Shipyard: STX, Korea


September 2017


Shell Western LNG, Netherlands


Shell Western LNG, Netherlands

Home port


GATE Terminal

Ownership – Gasunie (50%) and Vopak (50%)
Nameplate capacity of 8.8 mmtpa
Three LNG storage tanks of net capacity 180,000 cum each
Two jetties for bulk LNG carriers plus a dedicated third jetty for LNG bunker vessels

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