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The Spanish Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao is to collaborate with gas specialist Reganosa to develop LNG bunkering capacity.

South Korea’s Incheon Port Authority (IPA) has reported fuel savings of up to 24% from its LNG-powered vessel Econuri.

Shell’s first LNG bunkering vessel, Cardissa, has arrived at its home port of Rotterdam, docking for the first time at the Yukonhaven terminal.

Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply LNG-fuelled engines for a new research vessel being built on behalf of the German government.

Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has added three new members to its consortium, increasing its Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has added three new members to its consortium, increasing its presence in Japan and Russia.

Leaders of LNG fuelling association SEA\LNG have called for greater and compliance and enforcement of Marpol VI Regulations ahead of the upcoming 2020 cap on sulphur emissions.

Global logistics company Samskip has announced it will acquire two LNG-fuelled vessels as part of a “major Global logistics company Samskip has announced it will acquire two LNG-fuelled vessels as part of a “major expansion” that will see the firm take control of Norwegian shipping line Nor Lines. 

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued new guidelines covering design criteria for LNG fuelling systems and the evaluation of Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during fuel transfer operations at waterfront facilities.

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German maritime solutions firm Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has been awarded a management contract for a new LNG bunkering vessel in the Baltic Sea.

Authorities at the Netherlands’ Gate Terminal have started commercial operations of two new truck loading bays at the LNG terminal in Rotterdam.

Gravity-based LNG bunkering systems could hold a number of advantages, including easier installation and deployment, according to cryogenic membrane designer and LNG bunkering expert Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT).  

Dutch fuelling specialist Tankterminal has awarded a contract for the design and turnkey supply of an LNG truck refuelling station in Lokeren, Belgium, to LNG developer LIQAL.

The foundations for the first LNG filling station in Hungary have been laid as part of the PAN-LNG project and Hungarian Gas Transport Cluster.

Fuel storage equipment for Scotland’s first LNG-powered ferry has been delivered to Port Glasgow, marking a “significant milestone” according to operator Caledonian Maritime Assets.

News Nudges

Teekay orders LNG-fuelled tankers

Marine transportation and storage specialist Teekay Offshore has entered into conditional shipbuilding contracts with Samsung Heavy Industries for two LNG-fuelled vessels. The two Suezmax-size, DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings will be based on the New Shuttle Spirit design and are expected for delivery in 2019 and 2020. “These new vessels will provide shuttle tanker services in the North Sea under the Partnership’s existing Master Agreement with Statoil, which will free up required vessel capacity to service Teekay Offshore’s contract of affreightment (CoA) portfolio in the North Sea,” a spokesperson for Teekay said.

Damen to sponsor Russian LNG conference

Shipbuilder Damen has partnered with the Russian Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Industry and Trade to sponsor an upcoming conference on LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia. The conference will be held in Moscow in October 2017 and is organised by Krylov State Research Center and PortNews. Delegates will discuss the accumulation and systematization of data related to the use of LNG in shipping, problems associated with development of the LNG fuelling sector and key stakeholders for seaborne and river LNG uptake in Russia.

LNG Bunkering market to reach US$8.2 billion by 2023

The global LNG Bunkering market is expected to reach US$8.2 billion by 2023, according to figures from Stratistics MRC. The firm expects a growing marine logistic sector, cost efficient LNG products, and imposition of environmental regulations to be key factors delivering market growth of 64.7% CAGR. Stratistics MRC figures suggest that the rapid growth will see the sector increase from a base line of just US$249 million in 2016.