During the evening of Monday June 25, the first-ever bunkering of liquefied biogas (LBG) took place at the Port of Gothenburg. Fure Vinga, owned by the Donsö-based shipping company Furetank, took on 40 cubic metres of LBG directly from a road tanker parked at the quayside.
Considerable progress has been made in LNG sector at Port of Gothenburg. This is due in many respects to the far-sightedness of a number of Swedish shipping companies when they ordered LNG-powered vessels.
Sweden is a role model for the global shipping community, and other countries have a great deal to learn from the work being done by the Swedish shipping industry to reduce emissions.
The construction process began five years ago, and now this eight-storey accommodation module, built by Apply Emtunga for the Martin Linge oilfield in the North Sea, is loaded and ready for delivery.
Ninety percent of world trade is transported by ships at sea. Traditionally this has been considered a greener method of transport than road or air, but toxic pollution from ships kills tens of thousands of people every year.
Q3 figures show a fall of 28 per cent compared with the same period last year, even though the port has been free of industrial action and labour disputes. In contrast, other freight categories are doing well.
MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer has signed a contract with Swedish infrastructure company to deliver an LNG bunkering facility within the Port of Gothenburg.
A new robot has been introduced at the Port of Gothenburg. Its task will be to deploy booms in the event of an oil spill. This new technology will result in more rapid and safer oil spill clearance at the Port of Gothenburg.