In this issue


Czech cryogenic storage specialist Chart Ferox has opened its second LNG fueling station in Finland.

Contractor Matrix Service is to build a two million gallon LNG tank for the JAX LNG Bunker Facility, near the Port of Jacksonville.

U.S. shipbuilder and marine engineering firm Conrad Industries has announced a loss of US$12.5 million on an LNG bunker barge project at its Louisiana facilities.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set the date of 1 January 2020 to implement a global cap on sulphur emissions from shipping. The ruling is widely expected to boost investment and uptake for LNG as a fuel.

Norwegian LNG specialist Skangas has signed an agreement with state-owned energy firm Statoil to deliver LNG fuel for its platform supply vessels (PSV).

Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi and fuel specialist Bomin Linde LNG are to form an LNG fuelling partnership in the Baltic region.

LNG technology developer Titan LNG has launched its containerized Flexbox solution at the port of Amsterdam with a “first of its kind” industrial LNG installation.

Japanese firm Kobe Steel is to supply two screw compressors for fuel supply on a newbuild vessel, marking the first time that these units will be used to supply LNG to marine dual-fuel engines.

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Industry consortium SEA\LNG has appointed a board of directors to help develop its strategy to support LNG as a marine fuel.

The Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) has awarded licences to energy firm Shell and Singaporean LNG operator Pavilion Gas to import LNG to Singapore.

Certification body ClassNK has issued approval in principle (AIP) for a new design of LNG bunkering vessel proposed by Korean shipbuilding firm Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC).

LNG fuel specialists Bomin Linde and Klaipėdos Nafta have signed a time-charter contract for the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel with ship owner Bernhard Schulte.

A global network of port and maritime associations, focused on harmonising LNG bunkering standards, has expanded its membership to include four new bodies.

LNG fuelling specialist GAC Bunker Fuels (GBFL) has formed a strategic alliance with REV LNG and REV LNG Marine to develop LNG bunkering services in North America.

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.