Portugal: Port of Sines receives a natural gas-powered oil tanker
On April 26, the Port of Sines received the ship "Eagle Brasilia", a dual fuel Aframax, which has the particularity of being powered by LNG. On this trip, the ship traveled from the port of Sullom Voe, in the United Kingdom, and docked at the liquid bulk terminal to unload 100,000 tons of crude oil at the Sines refinery.
The ship has a total length of 250 meters and is approximately 44 meters wide, with a maximum draft of 15.1 meters.
The use of natural gas has less impact on the environment and has been identified as an available alternative for marine transport. The fuel is already used by many new ships, from RoRo-Pax (ferries) to container ships and oil tankers.
It should be remembered that Sines was recently the scene of the first truck-to-ship bunkering carried out in continental Portugal, which confirms the capacity of this port infrastructure to guarantee this type of operations. The only terminal in the country prepared to handle LNG is also located in Sines.
Source: Port of Sines