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    Dunkirk LNG Moves into Truck Fuelling


The new service will offer 3,000 slots/yr.

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Dunkirk LNG Moves into Truck Fuelling

Dunkirk LNG launched June 1 a small-scale LNG fuelling service for haulage companies, it said the following day.

The newly commissioned truck loading bay at the Dunkirk LNG terminal offers a loading capacity of 3,000 slots/year. Using the service is straightforward as loading slots may be booked round the clock online and after online training drivers can fully autonomously load LNG in 90 minutes, it said.

CEO Juan Vazquez said the project came about through collaboration with the Port of Dunkirk, "one of our main partners in the development of this new service. With a capacity of almost 2,000 loading slots available between now and the end of the year, our first bay is ready to welcome customers."

The increasing demand for cleaner energy in maritime and road transport as well as in the industrial sector has brought LNG to the forefront as an attractive alternative fuel owing to its low emission profile, said Dunkirk LNG. Switching from heavy fuel oil, diesel, petroleum or coal to LNG not only reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions but also drastically cuts air pollution by virtually eliminating emissions of particulate matter and sulphur (SOx), and significantly reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions as well.