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    Gasum bunkers its first vessel with LNG in France

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It is also the first time LNG has been used to refuel a ship in the port of Le Havre. [image credit: Gasum]

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Gasum bunkers its first vessel with LNG in France

Finland's Gasum has bunkered its first vessel with LNG in France, the gas company reported on September 27.

Gasum bunkered Le Commandant Charcot, an LNG-fuelled newbuild polar explorer operated by French luxury cruise group Compagnie du Ponant, in the port of Le Havre. This is also the first time that a ship has been fuelled with LNG in Le Havre.

"Reducing emissions is crucial as Le Commandant Charcot will be operating in fragile environments such as the waters of the North Pole and Antarctica," Gasum said. "LNG is currently the most environmentally friendly maritime fuel available."

Using LNG rather than conventional oil-based fuels eliminates sulphur oxide emissions, and reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 85% and CO2 emissions by at least 20%, Gasum said.

"Our services for maritime operators all over Europe are becoming even more relevant, in light of the requirements of the EU's recent Fit for 55 climate package proposal," Gasum's vice president for maritime, Jacob Granquivst, commented.