(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 26-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Gasum, a Finnish government-owned energy company, has announced it will be delivering LNG (liquified natural gas) for maritime customers in Belgium as the company obtained a distribution license for LNG on the Belgian market. The new license will allow the company to expand its supply network and will guarantee safe and high-quality deliveries of LNG to customers bunkering in Belgium.
Gasum expands the outreach and quality of its maritime LNG offering and further improve the service to its shipping customers. As part of this strategy, Gasum has now obtained a license to deliver LNG for maritime customers in Belgium.
The new LNG distribution license obtained on March 17, 2022, will allow Gasum to deliver LNG to maritime customers in Belgium, expanding its supply network in Northwestern European ports and waters. The license includes the important port of Zeebrugge, which is one of Europe’s leading pure car/truck carrier hubs. The number of LNG-powered car/truck carriers is growing rapidly, subsequently increasing the global demand for maritime LNG.
”Obtaining this license underlines Gasum’s commitment to act as a reliable European maritime LNG supplier and enabler of maritime decarbonization. It also supports our growth strategy and enables us to deliver safe and clean energy, which helps our customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions considerably. Moreover, the significance of the ARA region and Zeebrugge as a bunkering hub is likely to increase, which makes it a strategically important area for Gasum,” says Jacob Granqvist, Vice President at Gasum.
LNG is currently the cleanest maritime fuel available and will play a big role in the decarbonization of the maritime industry. Compared with heavy fuel oil, LNG has significantly lower CO2 emissions and almost non-existent particle emissions. Switching to LNG is one of the concrete measures that will take us toward cleaner maritime transportation and a low-carbon society.
For further information please contact:
Jacob Granqvist, Vice President, Maritime, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 483 9129, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com