TT-Line and Avenir conduct the first LNG ship-to-ship bunkering operation for cruiseferry Peter Pan

   January 5, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Germany-based ferry shipowner/operator TT-Line and small-scale LNG provider Avenir LNG Ltd conducted the first LNG-liquefied natural gas ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering operation for the Green Ship Peter Pan.

On December 19th, 2022, the new cruiseferry received LNG from Avenir’s bunker boat Avenir Advantage at Pengerang Anchorage (Malaysia).

The bunker ship is owned by Avenir and provides LNG bunker services via its charter/partnership with Petronas.

Peter Mackey, CEO of Avenir LNG said they were pleased to continue to support TT-Line with their LNG and bio-LNG requirements and broaden their relationship outside of Europe.

"Our fleet of LNG bunker vessels and global network allows us to support customers at various bunker hubs around the world. We are looking forward to continuing to support TT-Line once the vessel has arrived in its trading area, the Baltic Sea.”  

Peter Pan is the 2nd ship of TT-Line’s fleet to receive an LNG delivery from Avenir.

The first LNG/bio-LNG delivery was performed for TT-Line’s other LNG-powered Green Ship Nils Holgersson in June 2022 in Port Lubeck (Germany) using trucks.

The company recently announced it will receive financing in the amount of EUR 30 million from German bank KfW IPEX-Bank for the Nils Holgersson ferry.

The ferryboat was handed over during a ceremony held at the Chinese shipyard Nanjing Jinling last month.  The new unit features a length of 230 m and a breadth of 31 m, with dual-fuel engines produced by MAN Energy Solutions.

The design provides other environmental features like an air seal for propeller shafts, charging points for electric cars, and improved hydrodynamics/optimized hull with a bulbous bow.

Green Ship Peter Pan ferry

By switching to LNG, the company expects to save ~93% of particle emissions annually, reduce sulfur oxide emissions by ~98%, and nitrogen emissions by ~82%, as well as cut CO2 emissions by up to 22% in comparison with marine gas oil.