Proman & Stena JV Completed First Methanol Bunkering Operation

The joint venture (JV) of Proman and Stena Bulk have completed first methanol bunkering operation at Ulsan Port in South Korea.

The bunkering was executed despite South Korea not being a methanol-producing country and neither vessel – Stena Pro Patria and Stena Pro Marine, was carrying methanol as cargo.

Proman Stena Bulk’s fully operational methanol-fuelled tankers were each refuelled with over 2,000 tonnes of methanol during the bunkering operation.

The JV noted the increasing global uptake of methanol as a marine fuel is aided by its current availability across 120 ports worldwide, including the major global bunkering hubs of Singapore, Algeciras, Houston and Rotterdam. Meanwhile, other key locations such as the Port of Gothenburg and Rotterdam are adopting or developing new simple methanol bunkering guidelines.

Tags: Bunkering, Methanol, Proman Stena Bulk, South Korea