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Fuel solutions provider Pivotal LNG has completed the first delivery of renewable LNG for a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) at the Trussville LNG facility in Alabama.
The LNG bunkering market is set to grow by more than half over the next decade, according to a new study by consultancy Transparency Market Research (TMR).
Free ReadFinnish state-owned energy company Gasum has obtained a license for distribution of LNG in Belgium. The new LNG distribution license will allow the firm to expand its supply network and…
Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has expanded its membership with the addition of the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest port in Belgium, and Newport Shipping UK, specialist provider of dry-docking, retrofit,…
The Clean Canaveral, the largest Jones Act-compliant LNG bunkering barge, has completed inaugural bunkering operations in Florida.
Fuelling specialists Pavilion Energy and TotalEnergies have launched a new LNG bunker vessel in Singapore.
Free ReadGas specialists Achema Gas Trade and Avenir LNG have collaborated on the first LNG ship delivery to the new LNG terminal at the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The delivery marks…
Fuel supplier Titan LNG has partnered with Malaysian energy firm Petronas to carry out ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering of the world’s first LNG-fuelled Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC).
Spanish energy group Molgas Energía has acquired a controlling stake in Greek alternative fuels firm Blue Grid as part of its strategy to accelerate growth in LNG and bioLNG bunkering.
Sales of LNG bunker fuel at the port of Rotterdam increased last quarter but volumes remain dampened by soaring global prices.
Free ReadBunkering specialist FueLNG has carried out its first LNG transfer for a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, refuelling the Vox Arianne in Singapore. Launched earlier this year, the Vox Ariane is…
A consortium of energy firms has announced a joint study to explore the use of palm oil mill effluent (POME) for bioLNG bunkering in Indonesia.
Fuel services firm Ham Group has opened a new LNG service station in the Allier department in central France.
Free ReadAuthorities at the Port of Gothenburg have published the first guidance for ship-to-ship methanol bunkering at the port, as part of an ambition to accelerate the uptake of ‘carbon neutral…

News Nudges

UECC assigns LNG-fuelled PCTC to new North Sea route

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched a new North Sea service, announcing plans to deploy one of its two new multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid vessels on the route. The new service will connect the ports of Zeebrugge, Esbjerg, Gothenburg and Drammen on a weekly basis. It will initially be served by the pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) Minchah before being replaced by a new LNG-fuelled PCTC currently under construction. “UECC is very pleased to launch this new North Sea service, and finally adding Denmark to our pan European short sea shipping network, as well as adding Gothenburg as our third port of call in Sweden in addition to our existing service to Malmo and Wallhamn, enabling us to provide our customers with a wider ranging sustainable product” Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC, said.


GTT to design fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels

Naval engineering group Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design cryogenic fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels. The deal will see GTT supply Mark III membrane containment technology, for the mid-size container vessels which are scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth quarter of 2024. “In addition to the engineering services and technical assistance at the shipyard, GTT will assist the operator throughout every step of its first LNG-fuelled projects (commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, specific LNG operations and maintenance of the vessels). Moreover, GTT will provide LNG training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim® training simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels,” a spokesperson for GTT said.


UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry reaches Bilbao

The UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry has completed its maiden voyage to Bilbao, bunkering for the first time at the LNG refuelling station at the Spanish port. The Salamanca is operated by Brittany Ferries and is the first LNG-powered vessel to join its fleet. “LNG-powered ships like Salamanca are a clear statement of our commitment to the future and to fleet renewal,” Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries, said. “Salamanca is capable of running on future fuels like e-methane or bio-methane if these become available in volume. Either has the potential to cut carbon footprint significantly, in addition to the cleaner air that LNG-power brings from day one.” The Salamanca will make two voyages from Portsmouth to Bilbao per week as well as a weekly return voyage to Cherbourg in France.