LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is establishing itself step by step as an alternative and low-emission fuel in shipping. The Elbehafen Brunsbüttel has proven to be a suitable LNG bunker location on several occasions and it is expected that the number of bunker operations will increase.
The bunkering of LNG in the truck-to-ship procedure has been integrated in the Hafenbenutzungsordnung of Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH in November 2018. This eliminates the previously required individual permits and LNG bunkering is a permit-free operation in the Elbehafen. This significantly simplifies LNG bunkering operations, even compared to other port locations, and considerably speeds up administrative procedures.