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Maritime specialists Oceania Marine Energy (OME) and Kanfer Shipping have announced plans to create the world’s first ammonia-ready LNG bunkering vessel.
Demand for LNG as a bunker fuel is set to triple between 2020 and 2024, according to the latest research from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Nordic gas firm Gasnor has signed a deal with German oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea to secure LNG deliveries for supply vessels on the Norwegian shelf.
Free ReadFuel specialists Peninsula Petroleum and Scale Gas are to launch a new LNG bunkering vessel for operation in the Strait of Gibraltar. The partners signed an agreement covering construction, joint…
Indonesian firm Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) has a signed an agreement with Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) to develop long-term LNG bunkering infrastructure on the island of Java.
An international coalition of industrial firms has announced plans to explore the development of BioLNG production at a large port in France.
Free ReadSingapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has implemented new measures to support LNG fuelling, reducing port dues for qualifying vessels. The authority has changed its harbour craft port dues to…
Shipping line MSC and energy major Shell have signed a far-reaching agreement to decarbonise maritime transport, citing LNG as a promising pathway for emission reduction.
Norwegian transport group Kanfer Shipping has signed an order with Taizhou Yard in China for two new LNG bunker vessels.
Free ReadGas services firm HAM Group has completed construction of a new LNG service station in Finland. The plant was designed, built, and commissioned by HAM Criogénica on behalf of Finnish…
Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply engines and gas supply systems for two new LNG-fuelled escort tugs in Canada. 
Russian shipping group Sovcomflot (SCF) has signed a charter contract with Sakhalin Energy to provide LNG-fuelled tankers for operation in Russia’s Far East.
Maritime specialist Petronas Marine has completed first LNG refuelling operations for its bunker vessel Avenir Advantage at the Pintu Gedung anchorage in Port Klang, Malaysia.
Free ReadMaritime group Eastern Pacific Shipping has partnered with technology developer Kanda to bring virtual reality training for LNG bunkering to seafarers. The shipping line and Kanda have jointly developed the…

News Nudges

GTT to deliver Chengda tanks

French LNG specialist GTT is to design two very large Membrane Full Containment LNG storage tanks for China Chengda Engineering as part of a cooperation agreement related to the Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal. The order includes two membrane storage tanks, each with a net capacity of 220,000 cubci metres and fitted with GST technology. “This order for two more LNG storage tanks further confirms that GTT's Membrane full containment technology is becoming a reference solution for LNG land storage tanks due to its efficiency, competitiveness, safety and low environmental footprint,” Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. GTT will deliver the tanks in the second quarter of 2024 to the Tianjin south port Industrial Zone in China.


Hudong-Zhonghua finalises Marseille-Fos bunker vessel

The first LNG bunker vessel to be deployed in a French homeport has been launched in China, following completion of construction at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard. The vessel is being built on behalf of joint venture partners TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and will be deployed at the Port of Marseille-Fos, Southern France following sea trial off the coast of Shanghai. “We are excited to be at the forefront of making LNG bunkering capabilities readily available in France and the Mediterranean region,” said Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels at TotalEnergies. “With shipping’s accelerating transition to this cleaner marine fuel, we look forward to providing our customers with another major European hub for their LNG bunkering needs.” The vessel will have a capacity of 18,600 cubic metres and is expected to enter operation in Marseille-Fos by the end of the year.


HAM opens Navalmanzano LLNG station

HAM Group has opened a new LNG fuelling station in Segovia, Spain. The BENITO gas station was installed in one day in Navalmanzano and features integrated dispenser and payment terminal connected to a tank with capacity for 80 cubic metres of LNG. The station allows heavy vehicles and all types of trucks to refuel with LNG. “It keeps the liquid subcooled and adapts immediately to the optimal temperature of the different brands: Iveco, Scania or Volvo, allowing fast and safe refuelling with an innovative nozzle, designed by HAM, with a “nofrost” system and a double anchoring and closing system, in order to avoid leaks, liquid losses and facilitate its disconnection without emitting gas into the air,” a spokesperson for the firm said.