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Baleària LNG Ferry Start Operations At Valencia Port

Baleària LNG ferry start operations at Valencia port

Baleària LNG Ferry Start Operations At Valencia Port

Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) June 17, 2018 – The Abel Matutes ferry belonging to Baleària Eurolínias Marítimas SA, which uses liquified natural gas a fuel, has started operating in Valencia port, representing another step in the port’s strategy to reduce emissions, improving the environment at the port and its immediate environs. The LNG was supplied by Gas Natural Fenosa.

The first cargo in Valencia is a significant milestone because this ship will operate with the auxiliary natural gas engine and the consequent reduction of emissions in the manoeuvres of the ferry, both in the port environment of Valencia and in Mallorca, cities that will connect this Baleària ferry during the summer.

The application of this technology in the ship will result in a reduction of emissions and an annual saving of about 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), more than 60 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 6 tons of sulphur oxide (SOx).

Baleària Eurolínias Marítimas S.A. is a leading Spanish shipping line in passenger and cargo services to the Balearics, providing daily connections between the islands and the mainland (via the ports of Barcelona, Valencia and Denia), and the only company in the sector to operate inter-island sailings to all four islands of the archipelago. It is also one of the largest operators in the Straits of Gibraltar linking Ceuta and Melilla to mainland ports.

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia

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