Maritime procedures

To be scheduled at the LNG terminal, a vessel must first be approved or already figure on the list of approved vessels at the terminal. Requests to schedule cargoes with vessels nominated by the shipper and not approved are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

About our procedures

Elengy notifies the cargo plan with the monthly schedule notification, defined in the Terminal Access Framework Contract.

These include the vessel's scheduling conditions and various conditions related to the characteristics of the cargo, such as the time of arrival, the content to be transferred, the LNG quality, etc.

Vessel scheduling conditions are intended to ensure the safety and smooth operation of calls. They can take different forms: guarantees requested to the shipowner, prior inspections, technical or operational requirements, etc.

 

Size of ships accepted:
Montoir –de-Bretagne Fos TonkinFos Cavaou
From 65 000 (Medmax) to 267 000 m³ LNG (Q-Max)From 7 500 to  75 000 m³ LNG(Medmax)From 5 000 to 267 000 m³ LNG (Q-Max)
 

LNG carrier approval

Approval is required for LNG tankers coming to an LNG terminal for the first time.
This approval procedure consists of:

  • exchanging information;
  • Ship/shore interface study and ship/shore interface meeting
  • an unloading or reloading test ;
  • a vetting’ procedure (safety inspection of the vessel and vessel scheduling conditions before each call).

The approval is carried out by Elengy in accordance with the Annex "Ship Procedures" of the Access Contract for each terminal, the Ship-Approval Procedure (SAP) and the Pre-Acceptance Questionnaire (PAQ).

Fos Cavaou
Fos Tonkin
Montoir-de-Bretagne
All
Ship approval

Ship approval is carried out by Elengy according to the ship-related procedure herewith.

Download the document (0.27 Mo)
Pre-Acceptance Questionnaire
Download the document (0.18 Mo)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for LNG

this Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) was written by Association Française du Gaz (AFG – French Gas Association)

Download the document (0.13 Mo)
Ship approval

Ship approval is carried out by Elengy according to the ship-related procedure herewith.

Download the document (0.27 Mo)
Pre-Acceptance Questionnaire
Download the document (0.18 Mo)
Ship approval

Ship approval is carried out by Elengy according to the ship-related procedure herewith.

Download the document (0.27 Mo)
Pre-Acceptance Questionnaire
Download the document (0.18 Mo)
Ship approval

Ship approval is carried out by Elengy according to the ship-related procedure herewith.

Download the document (0.27 Mo)
Pre-Acceptance Questionnaire
Download the document (0.18 Mo)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for LNG

this Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) was written by Association Française du Gaz (AFG – French Gas Association)

Download the document (0.13 Mo)

Accepted LNG carriers

The list of LNG carriers  accepted at our terminals is available.

 

List of approved LNG carriers
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Our contracts

Access by ships to an Elengy LNG terminal is subject to a Terminal Access Contract, that you can either download here or by contacting our team.

Find out about our contracts here

Other services and documents

Elengy offers additional services to its customers and provides them with documents to facilitate their operations. 
Specific operations carried out by vessels at the terminal, such as gassing up, cooling down, cargo stripping, bunkering, supply of equipment, etc. are not covered by the contractual laytime. These operations may be tolerated by the operator in addition to the transfer of the cargo provided that :

  • a formal request has been made to the Operator at least five days prior to the time of arrival and that this request has been accepted,
  • the planned port of call does not exceed the contractual laytime. An extension of the laytime  may be granted by the Operator in case of prior request by the Shipper. The Operator reserves the right to refuse this request.
Find out about our special services here
Fos Cavaou
All
Fos Tonkin
Montoir-de-Bretagne
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for LNG

this Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) was written by Association Française du Gaz (AFG – French Gas Association)

Download the document (0.13 Mo)
Bunkering of LNG Carriers – GENERAL RULES

this is carried out in accordance with the specific general instructions

Download the document (0.1 Mo)
Special services

Specific operations such as gassing up, cargo stripping, bunkering, etc., that are not covered by the laytime contract  are subject to a dedicated tariff.

Download the document (0.17 Mo)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for LNG

this Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) was written by Association Française du Gaz (AFG – French Gas Association)

Download the document (0.13 Mo)
Bunkering of LNG Carriers – GENERAL RULES

this is carried out in accordance with the specific general instructions

Download the document (0.1 Mo)
Special services

Specific operations such as gassing up, cargo stripping, bunkering, etc., that are not covered by the laytime contract  are subject to a dedicated tariff.

Download the document (0.17 Mo)
Bunkering of LNG Carriers – GENERAL RULES

this is carried out in accordance with the specific general instructions

Download the document (0.1 Mo)
Special services

Specific operations such as gassing up, cargo stripping, bunkering, etc., that are not covered by the laytime contract  are subject to a dedicated tariff.

Download the document (0.17 Mo)
Bunkering of LNG Carriers – GENERAL RULES

this is carried out in accordance with the specific general instructions

Download the document (0.1 Mo)
Special services

Specific operations such as gassing up, cargo stripping, bunkering, etc., that are not covered by the laytime contract  are subject to a dedicated tariff.

Download the document (0.17 Mo)

Preparing your call at Montoir–de-Bretagne

Préparez votre escale à Montoir-de-Bretagne

Normative Laytime

As the nautical access to the terminal is linked to the slacks of tide, the normative laytime takes also this constraint into account.

Unloading: the nominal unloading rate is 14 000 m3/h of LNG.

The normative laytime shall be:

  • 5 consecutive slacks of tide (approx. 25 hours) for an unloaded quantity up to 180 000 m3 of LNG;
  • 7 consecutive slacks of tide (approx. 37 hours) for an unloaded quantity larger than 180 000 m3 of LNG, to be combined with a laytime extension to be requested by the Shipper.

Reloading: the nominal reloading rate is 4 000 m3/h.

The normative laytime shall be 9 consecutive slacks of tide (approx. 50 hours) for a reloaded quantity up to 150 000 m3 of LNG. For a larger quantity, a laytime extension shall be requested by the Shipper.

Transshipment: the nominal transfer rate is 14 000 m3/h.

The normative laytime shall be 5 consecutive slacks of tide (approx. 25 hours) for a transferred quantity up to 168 000 m3 of LNG. For a larger quantity, a laytime extension shall be requested by the Shipper.

Location

The terminal is located within the  Nantes  Saint-Nazaire Grand Port Maritime port and LNG carriers with a maximum capacity of 267,000 m3 of LNG can access it. The Montoir–de-Bretagne’s terminal’s welcome booklet is available upon request.

Preparing your call at Fos Tonkin:

Préparez votre escale à Escale à Fos Tonkin

Normative laytime

With a nominal unloading rate of 4 500 m3/h the stopover at this terminal is equal to 32 hours. The Fos Tonkin’s terminal’s welcome booklet is available upon request.

Location

The terminal is located within the Marseilles Fos Grand Port Maritime. It can accept LNG carriers with a maximum capacity of 75 000 m3 of LNG. The Fos Tonkin’s terminal’s welcome booklet is available upon request.

Preparing your call at Cavaou:

visuel

Normative laytime

Unloading: the nominal unloading rate is 12 000 m3/h.
When the quantity unloaded is less than 160 000 m3 , the laytime is 30 hours. Beyond that, it is increased according to the additional quantity and the nominal unloading rate.
Reloading: the nominal reloading rate is 4 000 m3/h.
For a reloaded quantity of 160 000 m3 , the laytime is 61 hours. For a different quantity, the laytime  is adjusted according to the additional quantity and the nominal reloading rate.
Small-scale loading:
The laytime is  24 hours, the quantity loaded depending on the ship's performance (nominal loading rate).

Location

The Fos Cavaou terminal is located within the Marseilles Fos Grand Port Maritime and LNG carriers with a maximum capacity of 267 000 m3 of LNG can access it. 

Call duration

Durée de votre escale

Montoir and Fos Tonkin: the normative laytime corresponds to the period from the vessel's berthing (first mooring line on land) to the vessel's departure (all mooring lines cast off).
Fos Cavaou: the normative laytime begins on the date of receipt of the Notice of Arrival by the Operator and ends on the date corresponding to departure + three (3) Hours.
For each terminal, the normative laytime is linked to the quantity transferred and the nominal cargo transfer rate.

Documents to be consulted

In order to be familiar with best practice and the standards applicable in Elengy’s LNG carrier terminals, we invite you to read the various documents below:

  • LNG Ship Approval Procedure - Report 04LNG089 (2004), by Gas LNG Europe (GLE).
  • International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals - ISGOTT (2020), 6th Edition.
  • LNG and LPG Experience Matrix (2016), by SIGTTO.
  • Recommendations for Liquefied Gas Carrier Manifolds (2018), by SIGTTO.
  • Ship-Shore Compatibility Questionnaire, by SIGTTO.
  • Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG, 2nd edition (2020), by SIGTTO.
  • LNG Transfer Arms and Manifold Draining, Purging and Disconnection Procedure (2012), by SIGTTO.
  • LNG Custody Transfer Handbook, 5th Edition (2017), by GIIGNL.