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Germany's first LNG bunkering station to serve Europe's busiest waterway

PitPoint.LNG, a joint venture formed by PitPoint clean fuels and Primagaz Nederland BV, will build the first shore-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering station of Germany in the harbor of Cologne. It will serve the vessels that sail on the river Rhine, the busiest transport waterway of Europe, according to a company release.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

In addition, it will bunker LNG for inland dual-fuel barges that Shell Western LNG B.V. has chartered.

"Enabling companies such as Shell to transport and deliver their goods in a cleaner and more environmental friendly way supports PitPoint’s mission to realize 100% clean transport in 2030," said Jan Willem Drijver, Managing Director at PitPoint.LNG.

PitPoint.LNG aims at developing a European infrastructure to promote LNG as fuel for road and marine transport.

The realization of this station is part of the CEF project Breakthrough LNG Deployment in Inland Waterway Transport which is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility.

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