EPS bunkers world’s 1st dual-fuel LNG Suezmax
Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has completed the first LNG bunkering operations for its first dual-fuel LNG Suezmax tanker, the company said on July 5.
The EPS-managed vessel Greenway, the company said, is the world’s first dual-fuel LNG Suezmax tanker. The supply of 1,500 metric tons of LNG took place at the Port of Pengerang on July 4 in Malaysia following the vessel’s delivery from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International in late June.
The delivery and LNG bunkering was completed with support from various industry partners, including the marine fuel supplier, Peninsula, who partnered with Petronas Marine to perform the LNG bunker supply.
India’s Reliance Industries chartered the Greenway for her maiden voyage to carry a cargo of ultra-low sulphur diesel which will be loaded at their terminal in Jamnagar. The vessel will then continue to trade in the spot market.
“Adding Greenway to EPS’ fleet further strengthens the company’s position at the forefront of the industry’s energy transition,” it said. “With dual-fuel vessels across EPS’ three core segments of containerships, dry bulk carriers, and tankers, the company continues to use alternative marine fuels to lower its emissions today.”
Greenway is the first of two dual-fuel LNG Suezmaxes. The sister vessel, Starway, will be delivered in August 2022.