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Port Of Cartagena Seeks Leading Role As LNG Supplier To Ships

Port of Cartagena seeks leading role as LNG supplier to ships

Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) January 13, 2022 – The Brittany Ferries ship “Salamanca” has just called at the Port of Cartagena where it took onboard 500 m³ of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The LNG was supplied by Repsol from the Enagas regasification plant and took place at the Principe Felipe dock. It the first time that the port has supplied LNG to a vessel of this size, a reflection of the ambition of
the port to become a leading player in the sector. It is the result of the port investing €9.7 million in the Escombreras dock. “Our objective is to position ourselves as a logistics centre for liquefied natural gas in Europe and to strengthen the LNG supply chain in maritime transport, which will increase our competitiveness, that of the companies in the Region, and our commitment to being a greener port”, said Port Authority President Yolanda Muñoz. The president of the APC  recalled that “the geostrategic position of the Port of Cartagena places us as a key infrastructure for the loading of more efficient ships propelled by LNG such as the Salamanca ship, in a commitment that we began more than 10 years ago to to bet on a more efficient and sustainable maritime traffic ”. In recent years, the port has increased liquefied natural gas traffic, surpassing figures in 2021 with more than 2.6 million tons, 14% more than in 2020. Cartagena and LNG     The Port of Cartagena bet two decades ago, together with Enagás and other companies, to develop the port facilities for the unloading of more sustainable fuels such as LNG. It is a pioneer in liquefied natural gas bunkering, for supplying, together with Repsol and Enagás, LNG as fuel to a ship directly from a regasification plant. This operation is part of the European CORE LNGas Hive project. Cartagena is a port city and naval base in the Murcia region of southeast Spain. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2022.

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