Port of Montreal are introducing an LNG supply solution for marine fuel that will be available at the Port of Montreal. Groupe Desgagnés, Gaz Métro and the Port of Montreal joined efforts in developing an LNG supply system that will be operated by a Gaz Métro subsidiary. This system will be available to all ship owners in Quebec, including the fleets passing through the Port of Montreal.
“I would like to commend the leadership and vision of Groupe Desgagnés, which was the first commercial ship owner to order vessels destined to navigate in Québec able to use LNG as marine fuel,” said Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Gaz Métro. “LNG is currently one of the best solutions available to replace petroleum products in the maritime sector, due to its environmental assets.”
Groupe Desgagnés, a Canadian shipping firm, recently deployed M/T Damia Desgagnés, the first Groupe Desgagnés vessel able to operate on LNG. The shipping firm has committed to acquiring four vessels capable of operating on LNG and has positioned itself as a pioneer for the development of LNG as a fuel for maritime transport in Quebec and Canada.
Gaz Métro and the Port of Montreal hope that the availability of LNG supply solutions will be a first step in encouraging ship owners to follow the lead taken by Groupe Desgagnés and adopt the cost-effective and environmentally friendly option.