Transfer your liquefied natural gas (LNG) from ship to ship at Zeebrugge and Dunkirk terminals
19.08.2019Looking for an opportunity to unload your LNG carrier in the coming weeks ?
14.08.2019During the first half of 2019, the number of ships docking at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal rose by 123% compared to the same period in 2018. Fluxys Belgium is also seeing a sharp increase in the number of LNG trucks loaded.
29.07.2019The Zeebrugge liquefied natural gas terminal hit yet another milestone: with the Al Dafna LNG carrier docking, the terminal saw its first call ever of a Q-Max vessel, the largest LNG carriers in service.
Two possible forms:
- Ship-To-Ship (Zeebrugge)
Faster, no need to pass through a storage tank, LNG is directly transferred from one LNG ship to another.
- Ship-Storage-Ship (Zeebrugge & Dunkirk)
LNG is unloaded from a LNG ship, then stored in a tank at the terminal. It can be loaded a few days later by another LNG ship.
More information : Zeebrugge vs Dunkirk
Booking a transshipment operation
Contact us to book a transshipment operation
1. Sign a transshipment agreement (LTSA) with Fluxys LNG
2. Choose your transshipment date
- Short-term availability :
Primary and secondary market (more information)
150 Berthing Rights available until mid 2019 (First Committed First Served - FCFS)
- More availability?
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4. Your transshipment is automatically booked
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Good to know
Boil-off gas : A quantity of LNG evaporates during transshipment, as it does during any operation. This gaseous quantity is then collected and pressurized, meaning that this LNG is not lost. The natural gas is not liquefied and so will be reinjected onto the natural gas grid in gaseous form. There are no atmospheric emissions.
As a result, 98,7% of a cargo can be transshipped and 1,3%* evaporates and is injected in gaseous form onto the natural gas grid. This 2% can be valued at the European natural gas market price.
*0,75 GWh/h for 20 hours for the transshipment of 160,000 m³ of LNG.
- Corentin Cassiers
- Werner Luyts
- Kwinten Standaert
- Cedric Van Hoonacker