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Port of Duisport in Germany to Develop LNG Fueling Capabilities


RWE Supply & Trading and the Port of Duisport in Germany have committed to jointly create the necessary infrastructure to use LNG at the Duisburg port. The goal of the partnership is to develop and implement a joint and sustainable logistics concept for the storage, distribution, and use of LNG. LNG will be used replace diesel fuel to power vessels, trains, port vehicles and trucks.

“The port of Duisburg provides excellent possibilities for the use of LNG,” emphasizes Andree Stracke, Member of the Executive Board of RWE Supply & Trading GmbH. “As the biggest inland port in the world it has a perfect connection to all traffic channels.”

As a first step, a mobile fuel pump will be installed that can be easily relocated if needed. This pump will be used in the pilot phase to supply LNG to port as well as trucks from local logistics companies. The vehicles will be converted to LNG supply and thoroughly tested in daily operations. The investment required for this first step amounts to about $500,000.