FueLNG Achieves 200th Ship-to-Ship (STS) LNG Bunkering in Singapore with CMA CGM Bahia

FueLNG Celebrates Milestone with 200th Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering Operation

FueLNG, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in Singapore, has successfully completed its 200th ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering operation.

The milestone operation was carried out by FueLNG Venosa, which delivered 9,000 cubic meters (cbm) of LNG fuel to the CMA CGM Bahia on June 29th at the Raffles Reserve Anchorage in Singapore. This vessel is part of a new generation of six CMA CGM containerships featuring “biomethane and e-methane ready” engines and an enhanced aerodynamic design.

Saunak Rai, FueLNG’s General Manager, expressed his pride in this achievement, saying, “We are immensely proud to celebrate our 200th STS LNG bunkering operation. This achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our stakeholders – Seatrium, Shell, our esteemed customer CMA CGM, and the authorities at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Their collaboration and commitment have been instrumental in helping us reach this significant milestone.”

Farid Trad, Vice President Bunkering & Energy Transition at CMA CGM, extended his congratulations, stating, “This milestone is a testament to their efficiency, reliability, and commitment to growing the Singapore LNG bunkering market through the decarbonization of shipping. We look forward to many more successful collaborations in the future.”

The number of LNG-fuelled vessels in operation globally is expected to double in the coming years. Hwee Lan Khoo, Chairman of FueLNG and Strategic Account Manager in Shell Marine, remarked, “Celebrating this bunkering milestone is not just a significant achievement for FueLNG but a proud moment for Singapore as it strengthens its position as a key LNG bunkering hub in Asia. We anticipate further growth in this strategic location aligned with the increase in the LNG-fuelled fleet.”

Aziz Merchant, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Seatrium and Board Director of FueLNG, congratulated FueLNG, saying, “Seatrium’s design and engineering of the LNG bunker vessels demonstrate our commitment to decarbonising maritime transportation. As a global leader in offshore, marine, and energy solutions, we are dedicated to developing sustainable solutions that contribute to the energy transition. The vessel design for FueLNG’s LNG bunker vessel was provided by our subsidiary, Seatrium Marine and Deepwater Technology (SMDTech), which focuses on specialised ships, semi-submersibles, and floating structures.”

FueLNG remains committed to advancing LNG as a sustainable marine fuel and looks forward to achieving further milestones. With continued support from its industry partners, customers, and regulatory authorities, FueLNG aims to lead the way in providing cleaner energy solutions for the maritime sector.

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