Shell has made history with a remarkable achievement: they successfully completed the first-ever LNG bunkering for the Silver Nova Cruise Ship in the Port of Gibraltar. This momentous occasion was announced by Mr. Tahir Faruqui, the Global Head of Downstream LNG at Shell.
The Silver Nova Cruise Ship, operated by Silversea Cruises and a part of the Royal Caribbean Group, arrived at the Port of Gibraltar on September 24th from Malaga, Spain. before its departure to its next destination in Casablanca, Morocco, and during its stay in the port of Gibraltar, Shell concluded this historic first-ever LNG bunkering. On this particular journey, the vessel carried a total of 738 passengers across its 11 decks.
This operation was not only a major milestone for Shell but also marked the Port of Gibraltar’s inaugural ‘in-port’ LNG bunkering. This underscores Shell’s strong commitment to transforming Gibraltar into a pivotal LNG bunkering hub. They are now equipped to provide bunkering services both within the port itself and at the anchorage.
The success of this achievement was the result of exceptional teamwork. Shell, the Royal Caribbean Group, the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA), and various other partners collaborated closely to ensure that everything went off without a hitch, with safety as a top priority. This achievement serves as a testament to what can be accomplished when people work together effectively.
At Shell, we want to support our Shipping Sector customers to realise their decarbonisation ambitions. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a target to reduce the total emissions from shipping by at least, 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels, and carbon intensity by at least 40% by 2030, and 70% by 2050. Our own target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, this includes both emissions from our own operations and emissions from the products we sell to customers.
Shell has developed the world’s largest LNG bunkering network on key trading routes, enabling more customers to choose LNG. This includes:
- 19 bunkering locations across 12 countries
- 12 bunkering vessels
- Completed 1000+ bunkering operations 12 countries