Shell’s New Bunker Vessel: First LNG Bunkering in Jamaica

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Shell LNG Bunker Vessel Frontier 2 Caribbean

In a significant step forward for sustainable maritime energy solutions, Shell has successfully launched its latest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel, the New Frontier 2, in the Caribbean region. The vessel, with a capacity of 18,000m3, safely completed its inaugural operation, marking a pivotal moment for Shell in Jamaica as they conducted their first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Portland Bight.

Global Head of Downstream LNG, Shell, Mr. Tahir Faruqui, has announced that this achievement represents a major milestone for Shell’s commitment to cleaner marine fuels.

The New Frontier 2, the third of its kind deployed in the Americas, joins Shell’s extensive fleet of 12 bunker vessels worldwide. This expansion further solidifies Shell’s commitment to enhancing bunkering operations, ensuring the availability of LNG as a lower-carbon marine fuel in crucial bunkering locations across the globe.

This achievement was made possible through collaboration with the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and The Port Authority of Jamaica, showcasing the importance of partnerships in advancing sustainable energy solutions. With the successful launch of the new LNG bunkering vessel New Frontier 2, Shell continues to pave the way for cleaner and more eco-friendly options in the marine industry, contributing to a greener future for all.

New Frontier 2 LNG Bunkering Vessel Shell LNG
New Frontier 2 LNG Bunkering Vessel

Constructed at the prestigious Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. and chartered from Pan Ocean Co., Ltd., the New Frontier 2 is a versatile vessel capable of bunkering various ship types, both in port and offshore. In addition to bunkering services, it also offers loading and gas-up/cool-down services to LNG carriers and LNG-fueled vessels. This multipurpose approach ensures efficient and comprehensive support to meet the evolving needs of the LNG industry.

Source Shell