Although it arrived in Rotterdam’s offshore anchorage almost a month ago, the Gas Agility will now finally call on Rotterdam. At 8 am on the 18th of September, the ship is expected to arrive at Cruiseport Rotterdam to be privately christened.
The ship will be welcomed to Rotterdam by a water-spouting tugboat of FairPlay. According to its owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the 135.5-metre-long ship with a tank capacity of 18,600 cubic metres ranks as ‘the world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel’.
The ship was built at the shipyard of Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding near Shanghai and is operated by the French company Total. It was delivered in May this year. It will mainly be active in Northern Europe. For the next decade at least, Gas Agility will be supplying LNG to sea-going vessels, including CMA CGM’s nine new Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). These are the first 23,000-TEU container vessels to be powered by LNG.
Picture by Total.