Elbferry has entrusted LIQUIND Marine and GasCom to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the company's double-ended ferry that plies several times per day between Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel.
The set-up makes it possible to bunker the ferry on both ends of the route.
LNG is supplied with several trucks per week and the bunkering is done through special parallel unloading equipment, which reduces the time needed to unload a truck to less than one hour.
"By appointing LIQUIND Marine and GasCom for organizing the LNG supply chain and conducting regular bunkering operations, we can put our commitment towards progressive environmentally friendly technologies into practice. Furthermore, this cooperation underlines our ambitions to establish the ferry service between Brunsbüttel and Cuxhaven long-term," Christian Strahlmann, Managing Director, Elbferry, underlined.
The 130 m-long and 19 m-wide Greenferry 1 has been sailing between the two German seaports since 1 March this year, with the crossing taking around one hour.
The ferry can accommodate up to 212 cars/150 cars & 28 trucks, while its passenger area has room for up to 600 people.
Photo: LIQUIND Marine