Hapag-Lloyd takes largest ship-to-ship LBM delivery

STX Group and Titan Clean Fuels, a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biomethane (LBM) have successfully concluded a ship-to-ship bunkering of 2,200 metric tons of LBM to a Hapag-Lloyd container vessel at Rotterdam.

This transaction marks Hapag-Lloyd’s entry into using LBM as sustainable shipping fuel, representing the largest ship-to-ship bunkering operation known till date.

STX Group and Titan Clean Fuels have collaborated to liquify, store and deliver mass-balanced biomethane in Zeebrugge in Belgium under ISSC certification fully recognised under the European Union´s Renewable Energy Directive known as RED II.

“This pioneering deal demonstrates that bunkering large quantities of liquefied biomethane is possible and scalable. For us, bunkering liquefied biomethane is another measure in our step-by-step approach to further decarbonise our operations to reach our goal of becoming net-zero by 2045,” said Jan Christensen, senior director fuel purchasing at Hapag-Lloyd.

“Titan’s Alice Cosulich bunker vessel has successfully delivered LBM to Hapag-Lloyd’sBrussels Express container ship. Titan recognises the LNG pathway via LBM and renewable e-methane as a practical, sustainable and cost-effective route to net-zero shipping emissions available today,” commented Caspar Gooren, director of renewable fuels at Titan Clean Fuels.

“We congratulate Hapag-Lloyd on this landmark deal in the shipping sector. This transaction is a proof of how liquefied biomethane can be a powerful tool on the path to a lower carbon transport sector,” said Sead Keric, managing partner of renewable gas at STX Group.