The Gas Vitality LNG Bunker Vessel Completes her 100th LNG Bunker Operation in Marseille, Southern France

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The Gas Vitality LNG Bunker Vessel has just completed her 100th LNG Bunker Operation in Marseille, Southern France! It’s always great to see the use of clean energy sources expanding and positively impacting the environment.

In international shipping news, the Gas Vitality liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel celebrated the onset of the new year by successfully conducting its 100th bunkering operation.

At the Port of Marseille-Fos in Southern France, an MSC containership with a capacity of 15000 TEUs, the MSC Freya, received a safe transfer of 8,000 m3 of LNG from the 18,600m3 LNG bunker vessel. Simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) were used to complete the LNG bunkering process. At the same time, the ship that received the cargo carried out cargo handling operations. Gas Vitality is owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), leased by TotalEnergies, and managed by V.Ships France.Its service area is the Mediterranean region.

David Taylor, Managing Director, LNG at V.Group, said: “For Gas Vitality to reach this landmark bunkering milestone is testament to the professionalism of the vessel’s onboard team. Also, the hard work and diligence of V.’s support network ashore. We look forward to safely and efficiently continuing to deliver LNG fuel. Whereas we help our customers on their sustainability journeys.”

Rajesh Kurup, Head of Asset Management at MOL, stated,

“Achieving 100% safe operations is no small feat. It speaks volumes about the team’s skills and determination. The onboard team’s commitment to excellence is an inspiration to all of us.”

MOL, V.Ships France, and TotalEnergies Marine Fuels collaborated and utilized their collective technical expertise and knowledge to build Gas Vitality. This is currently operating successfully under the leadership of Louise Tricoire, Vice President of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels. Since, the start of TotalEnergies’ LNG bunkering operations in November 2020, our chartered LNG bunker vessels are based in Marseille and Rotterdam. Additionally, Gas Vitality and Gas Agility have conducted world-premier, large-scale operations across key bunker hubs with high levels of performance and safety records. We will continue to enhance the growing bunker needs of different vessel types. By using alternative, lower-carbon and cleaner marine fuel options as the shipping industry’s decarbonization ambitions accelerate.”

Furthermore, V.Ships is a global ship management company with 18 offices. These include V.Ships France, providing ship technical services, risk and financial management. Also, procurement for various sectors such as tanker, bulker, container, offshore, and leisure.

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