The facility is located within the port and five kilometres from the company's liquefied natural gas terminal from which tank trucks source the bunker.
The new station makes it possible to bunker a ship from two trucks simultaneously instead of one as was the case in the past as well as while passenger and freight operation are taking place.
"The station's fit-for-purpose high speed pumps allow the bunkering operation to take just 45 minutes. Passengers disembark and embark and goods are unloaded and loaded while bunkering. High precision and prompt deliveries from our side are needed in order to keep to the vessels' ordinary schedule," Jonas Åkermark, Sales Manager, Gasum, explained.
Christer Bruzelius, CEO, Destination Gotland (whose two ferries use the new station), also noted, "Being able to bunker fuel from the new station is a big step forward for our operations. We fuel faster, more efficiently and during our normal operation hours. This in turn leads to a better service experience for our customers."
"Ports of Stockholm have high environmental ambitions. An important aspect is to support our customers in their work towards a more sustainable and efficient shipping. Vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) including a biogas blend, are showing us how to reduce the environmental impact. This example could also encourage the shipping industry to change to more sustainable fuel," Fredrik Lindstål, Board Director, the Ports of Stockholm (which Nynäshamn is part of), remarked.