Dutch first LNG terminal Gate informed that through some adjustments at its jetties, it will be able to offer transshipment services in 2H 2015.
During transshipment LNG will be unloaded at one jetty and loaded at the other jetty without the LNG passing by the storage tanks. The envisaged flow rate is 1000 up to 12500 m3/h. Both jetties can serve LNG carriers from around 5000 m3 up to Qatar-max type of vessel.
The LNG import terminal in the port of Rotterdam has increased its services in the past to include truck loading, reloading and acceptance of small vessels. A dedicated small scale third jetty is also under construction.
With transshipment, Gate aims to further strengthen its role in linking large-scale markets and small scale LNG markets in North West Europe, it said in a statement.