First methanol bunkering operation
At SEA-Tank's terminal - at the Bevrijdingsdok - the first methanol bunkering operation took place in early June. The inland navigation ship, Tamariva, bunkered 475 mT (metric tonnes) of methanol onto the oil tanker, Stena Pro Marine. Ships bunker more than six million tonnes of conventional fuels at the port every year, such as low-sulphur oil or gas oil. Port of Antwerp-Bruges wants to make alternative fuels, such as ammonia, hydrogen and hence methanol, available at the port.