The move is aimed to pave the way for facilitating trade, transport and bunkering of small scale LNG in North West Europe.
Previously Veka Group and Deen Shipping launched their LNG company LNG Bunkering Services B.V. and announced the construction of the first LNG Bunker tanker LNG PRIME.
The LNG PRIME is 90 meters long and has a loading capacity of 1.000 ton of LNG. It is planned to be active in the ARA-region bunkering seagoing vessels as of the beginning of 2016.
“With the experience of Goedvolk we now add a trade activity to our company and with that a next step is set to further develop the LNG small scale market in the ARA-region,” says Gerard Deen of Deen Shipping.
“LNG small scale is a challenging new market development and trading LNG fits very well in Counts vision of commodities, trading & logistics. The LNG PRIME is an important link in the development of the LNG bunker market in the ARA-region. Now that LNG Bunkering Services has added an LNG trading branch to its activities, it can offer a full range of LNG service to the international shipping community,” explains Goedvolk.