Icon of the Seas bunkering Algeciras

Photo credit: Peninsula

Spain´s global bunker supplier Peninsula has commenced LNG bunkering services at Port of Algeciras with its brand-new purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel, ‘Levante LNG’.

The Algeciras LNG bunkering delivering debut was the recently delivered cruise ship “Icon of the Seas”, built end of 2023 by Meyer Turku and owned by the Royal Caribbean Group.

For both Peninsula and the Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahia de Algeciras (APBA) this marks a milestone.

Peninsula has already undertaken numerous LNG bunkering operations in other ports across the world.

As Peninsula claims, the addition of the port of Algeciras will help Peninsula to provide lower carbon solutions to the growing number of LNG powered vessels joining the global fleet.

Nacho de Miguel, head of alternative fuels & sustainability of Peninsula, said: “As the only traditional independent bunker supplier that has developed an LNG bunker business, we are already providing our customers with LNG solutions to help them immediately decarbonise their operations.”

“We want to thank the Port Authority of Algeciras for their great support in developing a state-of-the-art LNG bunker service at their Port. Working with forward-thinking and dynamic port authorities, like the APBA, is vital in enabling Peninsula to expand its low carbon product offerings across the World’s main bunkering hubs,” added Nacho de Miguel.