In this issue

 

Authorities at Port Fourchon in Texas have announced plans to develop a 150-acre LNG facility, with capacity to refuel next generation vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán has delivered a third LNG-fuelled escort tug, Audax, to Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi. 

Fuelling specialist JAX LNG has received approval for its plans to construct a Fuelling specialist JAX LNG has received approval for its plans to construct a waterfront LNG bunkering facility in Jacksonville. 

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.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

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).  

News Nudges

Coralius completes ship-to-ship LNG first

LNG bunker vessel Coralius has completed its ship-to-ship refuelling operation docking with the tanker Fure West. The operation took place in international waters at Northern Kattegat, in the middle of the sea between Frederikshavn, Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden. “This is a key milestone in our history of developing the LNG availability. We are happy working together with our customer Furetank for this first of several upcoming ship-to-ship bunkerings,” Kimmo Rahkamo, CEO of Skangas, said. The receiving vessel, Fure West, measures 144 metres in length and operates mainly in the Baltic and Kattegat area.


Rosmorport Plans LNG Bunker Barge

Authorities at the Russian port of Rosmorport are reportedly considering construction of an LNG bunkering vessel to support marine traffic. The proposed bunkering vessel would have capacity of between 3,000 and 5,000 cubic meters, according to comments by Vladimir Shtrambrand, head of Rosmorport’s Fleet Construction and Development Department. Shtrambrand was speaking at the recent 2nd International Conference in Saint-Petersburg. The port is reported to be in negotiations with three undisclosed bunker supplying companies to operate the proposed bunker vessel.


Volvo backs LNG fuelled future

Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo has backed the use of LNG to power its future fleets, claiming that the fuel can deliver gains of as much as 25% in fuel efficiency. The firm expects that its FH and FM truck product lines will help drive LNG fuel uptake and is also investigating alternative gas fuels, including compressed natural gas and biogas.