After bunkering the world first LNG-powered tug (M/T Borgoy) in Zeebrugge, the identical tugboat of Buksér og Berging AS - M/T Bokn – was also bunkered at the port of Zeebrugge.
M/T Bokn was delivered at Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey. In order to arrive at her destination, Karsto in Norway , the Bokn bunkered in Italy (Civitavecchia), Spain (Cartagena and Vigo) and Belgium (Zeebrugge).
The truck-to-ship bunkering operation in Zeebrugge was performed by LNG-Europe. Truck and trailer were positioned alongside the ship and connected to the ship’s fuel tank in order to bunker.
The maritime sector is confronted with strict emissions regulations. This has resulted in significant interest for LNG as a maritime fuel. The Bokn emits nearly 30 percent less CO2 and up to 90 percent less NOx than conventional ships. Noise is reduced by 70%. Smoke, soot and particulate matter are not emitted at all.
Identical to the first bunkering of M/T Borgoy, this truck-to-ship bunkering is a joint effort. It was carefully planned and prepared with Fluxys Belgium, the port of Zeebrugge, LNG-Europe and Hoppe Maritime Group.