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Gasum bunkering operations involved supplying LNG to the MSC Euribia, a flagship vessel belonging to MSC Cruises, and the VOX Ariane, a hopper dredger operated by Van Oord. [Image: Gasum]

By Shardul Sharma

Nordic energy company Gasum has completed its first ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering operations at the port of Hamburg in Germany, it said on October 30.

The operations involved supplying LNG to two vessels: the MSC Euribia, a flagship vessel belonging to MSC Cruises, and the VOX Ariane, a hopper dredger operated by Van Oord.

LNG was delivered to MSC Euribia on October 24. By using LNG as its primary fuel source, the MSC Euribia can significantly reduce emissions compared to traditional maritime fuels, Gasum said. The vessel will also use a shore power facility at its home port in Hamburg during the winter season of 2023–2024 to further reduce emissions.

The VOX Ariane was supplied with LNG on October 25. The ship’s job is to collect and transport sand, clay and gravel from sea or riverbeds for operations such as coastal protection, port construction, deepening waterways and land reclamation.