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A switch to LNG as a marine fuel can deliver emission reductions of up to 21% over the short term, according to the latest data from energy consultancy thinkstep. 
Power equipment manufacturer MAN Cryo has delivered and installed an LNG fuel gas system aboard Italian ferry vessel Elio. 
Cryogenic equipment supplier Cryostar has launched a new mobile LNG station in the Netherlands.  Launched in partnership with Dutch fuel merchant Rolande, the mobile LNG unit was deployed at the…
Offshore engineering solutions provider Keppel has partnered with classification society DNV GL to promote LNG as a ship fuel and boost uptake across the industry. 
Industry consortium SEA\LNG has welcomed its first port member in North America with the addition of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). 
Joint venture fuel supplier Marine LNG Zeebrugge has signed an agreement with Norwegian energy group Equinor for provision of LNG to multiple crude shuttle tankers at the port of Rotterdam. 
The Gothenburg Port Authority has launched a new bunkering app to ease the use of LNG bunkering at the Energy Port on the west coast of Sweden.  The digital solution…
Norwegian shipping line Knutsen OAS has selected Finnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä for the supply and installation of an integrated LNG propulsion and cargo handling solution on a newbuild vessel. 
Singaporean tanker operator AET has completed the first ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering of its newest Aframax tankers at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. 
LNG-fuelled container feeder vessel Wes Amelie has completed a world first ship-to-ship refuelling operation, having bunkered with the world’s largest LNG supply vessel Kairos in Sweden.  The operation was completed…
The world’s first LNG-fuelled icebreaker vessel, Polaris, has completed bunkering operations in Finland, ahead of planned operation in the Arctic. 
Infrastructure provider BUA Group is to utilise LNG fuel to power a new cement production facility under construction in Nigeria. 
Joint venture bunker specialist FueLNG has completed its 100th LNG bunkering operation in Singpaore, setting “a new industry milestone” for the island state. 
Singapore state-owned developer Pavilion Energy has chartered its first LNG bunker vessel for the supply of LNG in the Port of Singapore.  The vessel is the largest LNG bunker vessel…

News Nudges

Excelerate, Equinor complete first STS LNG transfer in Bahamas

Fuel specialist Excelerate Energy and oil and gas major Equinor Energy have completed the first ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in The Bahamas. The bunkering operation was carried out between Excelerate's floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Exemplar and Equinor's LNG carrier Arctic Voyager. "Excelerate conducted the industry's first commercial STS transfer of LNG in 2007, and since then, STS transfers have been completed and proven safe in a wide range of environments, now including The Bahamas. This new STS location allows us to provide additional commercial flexibility to our customers and respond to prompt market needs in a safe and reliable manner,” Daniel Bustos, Excelerate's Chief Commercial Officer, said. The procedure involved transfer of a full LNG cargo, with fuel transferred using a double-banked LNG transfer system while the vessels were moored at Equinor's South Riding Point storage and transshipment terminal. To date, Excelerate has successfully transferred over 170,900,000 cubic meters of LNG using its STS protocol, with over 1,300 involving third-party vessels.


Algeciras plans LNG bunkering expansion

Authorities at the Port of Algeciras in Spain have announced plans to expand LNG bunkering operations as it forecasts that demand for LNG, from vessels operating in the Strait of Gibraltar, will hit approximately 1.8 million cubic meters by 2030. Speaking at the recent CORE LNGas Hive Conference III, general director of the Port Authority of Algeciras (APBA), José Luis Hormaechea, highlighted the important role the port intends to play in the supply picture. The commitment follows an agreement with utility company Gas Natural Fenosa for LNG supply to the port of Algeciras, with an option to extend to all peninsular ports.


Klaipėda announces LNG Forum

Authorities at the port of Klaipėda are to host an LNG forum as part of a drive to cement the port’s position as an LNG distribution and technology development centre serving the Baltic Sea region. An estimated 200 participants from Lithuania and abroad have registered for the event over the course of two days. The Port of Klaipėda is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania.