Alice Cosulich meets growing demand for LNG and LBM bunkering in Europe
Amsterdam, Netherlands: June 6th, 2023: Titan – the independent supplier of clean fuels has signed a long-term time charter agreement with Fratelli Cosulich – the Italian maritime transportation group – for the new 8,200Cbm capacity LNG bunker vessel, Alice Cosulich.
Alice Cosulich will join Titan’s fleet in the fourth quarter of this year and will operate in Europe. The state-of-the-art vessel which complies with Titan’s stringent quality standards has an LNG and liquified biomethane (LBM) bunkering capacity of 8,200 m3 as well as smaller parcels of Bio Diesel going forward.
The agreement marks a significant milestone in the growth of Titan’s LNG and LBM bunkering operations as it offers the Titan even more flexibility in its clean fuel operations. The bunker vessel is, for example, very suitable to perform more complex operations like cooldowns and gas-ups of various types of customer vessels.
Michael Schaap, Commercial Director Marine at Titan commented: “This long-term agreement allows the companies to collaborate closely as the Alice Cosulich will further enhance our LNG and LBM bunkering capabilities in the fast-growing European market.”
We liked the design consideration of the vessel as we deem it fit and compatible with a lot of our current and future customer vessels.
“Our comprehensive LNG supply infrastructure allows the shipping industry to start delivering on decarbonisation now. Both LNG and LBM are available today and enable ship operators to reduce emissions straight away. We believe in a multi fuel future, and, thanks to our team’s specialist expertise, we will supply other clean fuels when they become feasible.”
Timothy Cosulich, CEO of Fratelli Cosulich Group added: “I congratulate Titan on effectively adding our “Alice Cosulich” to their growing fleet of LNG bunker vessels. As Titan continues to lead the way and establish new benchmarks in the maritime fuel industry, we are proud to be a part of their journey and enthusiastic about this cooperation. At Fratelli Cosulich Group, we adopt a long-term outlook and invest in resources that assist the maritime sector in achieving its objectives for lowering emissions. Our collaboration with Titan exemplifies our strong belief in forming partnerships to deliver innovative solutions that will effectively reduce our carbon footprint globally in a sustainable manner. We look forward the arrival of Alice’s twin in the first quarter of 2024.”
Titan recognises the LNG pathway to zero-emissions via LNG, LBM and hydrogen-derived e-methane (e-LNG) as a practical, safe and available route which offers environmental benefits over oil-based fuels. The company also recognises that decarbonisation will require a range of solutions. When other alternative fuels are ready to scale, it is poised to add them into its supply portfolio, and to collaborate with shipowners and operators to create clean fuel delivery programs that are tailored, safe, and cost-effective.