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Shipping line Hapag-Lloyd and energy solutions provider World Fuel Services have completed their first LNG refuelling of a carrier vessel at a Chinese port, bunkering the Berlin Express at Ningbo-Zhoushan…
Japanese bunkering joint venture KEYS has held a naming ceremony for its inaugural LNG bunkering vessel, ahead of commercial operation next year. 
Free ReadJapanese energy group Osaka Gas has launched a new ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering business in the Osaka Bay and Seto Inland Sea in southern Japan.  The new venture is expected…
Chinese authorities have completed the first simultaneous operation (SIMOPS) refuelling with the LNG bunkering vessel Hai Yang Shi You 301 in Ningbo-Zhoushan Port. 
Nordic energy giant Gasum has completed the first LNG bunkering operation in Iceland, refuelling the cruise vessel Le Commandant Charcot in the port of Reykjavik. 
Free ReadTanker vessel Fure Viten has marked a milestone becoming the first European ship to receive LNG bunkering in Hamilton, Canada.  LNG fuel was provided by New York-based REV LNG and…
Shipping line Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and bunker supplier FueLNG have jointly celebrated EPS’s 100th LNG bunkering operation in Singapore. 
Superyacht builder RMK Marine launched new LNG bunkering barge Energy Stockholm on long-term charter for operations in the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam (ARA) region. 
Free ReadGreek LNG specialists Blue Grid and Elinoil have partnered to launch a series of LNG fuelling stations for road vehicles in Greece. The firms expect the first station to begin…
Fuelling services firm HAM Group has opened a new LNG and compressed natural gas (CNG) service station in Granada, Spain. 
Israeli charterer ZIM has taken delivery of new LNG-powered containership, ZIM Mount Denali, from shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries. 
Short sea operator United European Car Carriers (UECC), has completed its first LNG bunkering operation in the Mediterranean, refuelling its LNG dual-fuel vessel, Auto Energy. 
Free ReadDry bulk carrier Himalaya Shipping has taken delivery of the fifth of 12 new dual-fuel Newcastlemax vessels and completed first LNG bunkering in Singapore.  The Mount Matterhorn was delivered, following…
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has switched its dual-fuel fleet to run entirely to LNG, estimating that it will save tens of thousands of CO2 emissions this year alone. 

News Nudges

Pan Ocean launches New Frontier 2

South Korean shipping company Pan Ocean has inaugurated its new LNG-fuelled vessel, the New Frontier 2. Built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, the vessel has capacity for 18,000 cubic-metres and is chartered by Shell. It will be deployed in the Americas. Following its launch the ship completed cool-down operations in Singapore, performed by bunker vessel FueLNG Venosa.

Maersk completes world first methanol bunkering in Singapore

Container shipping line Maersk and tanker firm Hong Lam Marine have conducted the world’s first ship-to-containership methanol bunkering operation in Singapore. The landmark operation was completed at Raffles Reserved Anchorage in Singapore and involved transfer of approximately 300 tonnes of bio-methanol via Hong Lam Marine’s tanker, MT Agility. “The success of the methanol bunkering operation is a result of nearly a year’s preparations with various government agencies, research institutes, international collaborators, and industry to develop rigorous safety procedures through in-depth operational and risk assessments, modelling, and validation,” Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, said. The MPA will use the data from the operation to inform the development of various standards, including the Technical Reference for methanol bunkering operations in Singapore, and guide its approach for future pilots and trials of new marine fuels.

MSC joins SEA-LNG coalition

Container shipping MSC has become the newest member of the SEA-LNG coalition, aiming to bolster cross-industry collaboration and hasten the large-scale adoption of net-zero fuels. "We look forward to working with SEA-LNG to further assess and collaborate on the exciting long-term prospects of bio-LNG, and particularly renewable synthetic LNG, as mainstream marine fuel molecules," said Bud Darr, Executive Vice President of MSC Group, underscoring the group’s commitment to transition to bio and renewable synthetic LNG as part of its multi-fuel strategy for achieving net zero emissions by 2050. MSC is also a member of the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative (MAMII) and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF).

Global bioLNG bunkering network expands

The number of ports capable of bunkering bioLNG has grown to 70 worldwide as production of the greener fuel alternative becomes more widely available. The latest analysis by SEA-LNG shows that Northern Europe remains the leader in terms of the concentration of ports, with Singapore and the US east coast rapidly adding new sites as well.