In this issue


Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has received approval from  classification agency American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for an IMO Type B LNG fuel tank design. 

Energy major Shell has released details of its latest LNG bunker vessel design, featuring a specialised loading arm to provide safer bunkering for a wider range of ships. 

Authorities in India have announced plans to develop an LNG bunker station at Dharamtar Creek near Mumbai. 

The use of LNG as a transport fuel is expected to play a ‘significant role’ in the marine sector and improve air quality levels worldwide, according to research by the International Gas Union (IGU). 

Bunker specialist Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) is to partner with LNG supplier Pavilion Gas to develop LNG bunkering solutions in Singapore. 

Thursday, 06 April 2017

LNG-fuelling specialist Bomin Linde has rebranded as Nauticor following its acquisition in full by technology company Linde Group. 

The government of British Columbia is to support investment in a range of new LNG infrastructure projects for the  transport and marine sectors in Canada as part of its Climate Leadership Plan. 

Tanker operator AET has ordered four new LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). 

LNG specialist Skangas is set to receive its newbuild LNG bunker vessel - Coralius - in June from shipyard Royal Bodewes in the Netherlands. 

Cross-sector industry partnership SEA\LNG has announced the addition of three new members to its coalition with the membership of JAX LNG, Petronet LNG and Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC). 

Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). 

Global logistics firm United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced plans to add 50 LNG-fuelled vehicles to its fleet, an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations and 390 new CNG vehicles. 

Dutch engineering specialist Van Oord has ordered its first LNG-fuelled crane vessel, Werkendam

Marine solutions and energy services firm Crowley Maritime has broken ground on its new shore-side LNG bunker station at Jaxport Talleyrand Marine Terminal in Jacksonville. 

News Nudges

Cochin Eyes role as LNG bunker hub

The port of Cochin in India is reportedly set to develop its role as a global bunker destination, according to discussion held at the International Bunkering Conference. Authorites at the Cochin Port Trust and the Indian Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax department discussed challenges in “bunker sales and bunkering business” in India and hailed the Cochin Port model for its promotion of LNG bunkering trade. The Port Trust also called for further facilitation of floating bunker storage. Located on the Laccadive Sea, Cochin Port is a major Indian Ocean port and one of the largest ports in India.

Engie, AES sign LNG joint venture

Fuel specialists ENGIE AND AES have entered a joint venture to market and sell LNG to third parties in Central America. The venture operate via the Costa Norte LNG terminal in Colón, Panama. The terminal is currently under construction and is jointly owned by AES and Inversiones Bahía. It will have capacity of approximately 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum. ‘This joint venture further strengthens the joint marketing agreement signed by Engie and AES late last year, whereby both groups agreed to jointly market LNG in the Caribbean, from AES’ Andres regasification facility in the Dominican Republic,’ Engie said in a statement.