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The Dutch govenrment-funded STW Technology Foundation awarded an LNG project with a grant of €3.45 million, one of five projects awarded within the STW Perspective program according to National LNG Platform.

Grain LNG terminal in Kent, UK, National Grid’s commercial LNG terminal, publicly opened an LNG tanker truck loading facility on November 11th for distributing LNG to tanker trucks.

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The Northwestern US city of Tacoma will undertake improvements ahead of building utility Puget Sound Energy’s $275 million LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Tacoma.

Future LNG-fuelled Con-Ro owner and LNG exporter, Crowley Maritime has been granted approval by the US and Canadian energy regulators to import LNG from Canada.

Germany’s short sea containership owner Nordic Hamburg has ordered four dual-fuel tank container ships from Chinese shipyard Huatai Heavy Industries in Jiangsu Province, Chinese website SoShip reported.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Estonian shipping group Tallink has agreed a sale and charter back for fast ferry, “Superstar” delivered 2008, to finance a new dual-fuel LNG fast ferry.

Lithuanian state-owned utility Klaipedos Nafta has partnered on LNG bunkering rules with the Iberian association of natural gas for mobility (GASNAM) ahead of 2017 bunkering start up.

Brodosplit has cut steel on a four dual-fuelled box ship order, with each ship having a capacity of 2,000 TEU.

In the port of Rotterdam is rewarding ships that score high on the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) receive a discount on seaport dues already paid, for example LNG-fulled vessels.

Belgian region of Flanders plans to remove road taxes for cars fuelled by natural gas or run on electricity, and registration taxes will also be scrapped, and Spain is expected to follow.

American trucking logistics company Ryder System and filling station supplier Clean Energy Fuels will switch two Ryder stations in Orange and Fontana in the US West Coast state of California to Clean Energy’s Redeem brand biomethane fuel.

The Government of Gibraltar has signed a heads of agreement on supply of LNG from Shell’s small scale LNG terminal and storage facility on the North side of Gibraltar Harbour

Dutch LNG filling station provider Cryonorm has started construction on an LNG filling station at a site owned by logistics service provider Rotra in Doesburg, Netherlands. The project is a joint venture of Rotra Forwarding in Doesburg and Cryonorm Systems.

US LNG marketer and producer Applied LNG held an official ribbon cutting ceremony late last month for its LNG filling station and liquefaction facility in Midlothian, 25 miles southwest of the city of Dallas.

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.