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Rotterdam is the port for import, export and bunkering of LNG in Europe

11 May 2021
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LNG and safety

LNG has different properties to traditional fuels, which require different safety measures.

LNG terminal

Gate terminal is the LNG import terminal in Rotterdam. From Gate the LNG goes to the European gas network or is loaded into trucks or smaller ships.

LNG partnerships

We work with various partners on a complete logistics chain for LNG and is one of the initiators of the LNG Masterplan.

Through the Gate terminal, a joint venture of Gasunie and Vopak, on the Maasvlakte, the liquefied natural gas arrives by LNG carriers from the Middle East, Australia and Asia and other locations in the world.

Gate serves as a hub: from here, LNG is reloaded into smaller LNG tankers for re-export, or is transported in gaseous form to the gas network in Europe by pipelines. The port of Rotterdam also plays a leading role in the introduction of LNG as a fuel for shipping and road transport.

LNG in the port of Rotterdam

  • Terminal with a capacity of 12 billion m3 for import and re-export
  • The adjacent LNG break bulk terminal will be operational from mid-2016
  • Large investments in LNG infrastructure
  • LNG as a cleaner fuel for shipping and road transport
  • Bunkering of LNG is permitted, facilitated and encouraged

LNG bunkering by truck

In the port of Rotterdam, seagoing ships can bunker LNG with a truck, also with several trucks at the same time. This situation is temporary until more LNG bunkering ships are operational.