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Thursday, 13 February 2020
Free ReadStandards agency DNV GL has launched a new online bunkering platform for LNG, designed to streamline the process from purchasing to delivery. The FuelBoss system provides a single common platform…
Fuelling systems specialist Alternoil has commissioned the largest LNG vehicle fuelling station in Europe, near the city of Bakum in Germany.
Developers of an LNG terminal project in Northern Germany have completed the pre-qualification process to select tenders, paving the way for a final decision within the coming months.
Finnish state-owned gas company Gasum has completed the 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation from its vessel Coralius.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Free ReadJapanese shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has doubled down on plans to deploy LNG as a fuel in its fleet, announcing its second LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier…
Power system manufacturer MAN Cryo has signed a supply contract with Swedish shipping line Wallenius SOL for the provision of LNG fuel-gas supply systems for two newbuild RoRo vessels.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
National gas utility GAIL India has begun trucking imported LNG from Gujarat to Odisha to meet fuelling demand in the eastern Indian state.
Free ReadThe first ship-to-ship bunkering of a cruise ship has been carried out by Nordic energy group Gasum, paving the way for wider uptake of the fuel on international routes. The…
Rising demand for LNG as a marine transport fuel is expected to drive up its share of the global bunker mix, according to energy giant Total.
Authorities at the Port of Antwerp have announced the successful completion of the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the port.
Free ReadAustrian integrated oil and gas company OMV predicts that LNG fuelling for road transport is set to increase rapidly in Europe, driving infrastructure investment in the continent. The LNG-fuelled heavy-duty…
Thursday, 13 February 2020
New analysis from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) suggests more must be done by transport operators using LNG, in order to combat gas leakage and prevent climate impacts.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a finance agreement with Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) for the construction of a new LNG bunkering vessel, the first in the…
Cross-sector coalition SEA\LNG has expanded its membership with the addition of specialist equipment provider, Chart Industries.

News Nudges

Equinor secures LNG bunkering supply

Norwegian energy group Equinor has signed a contract to bunker LNG for two dual-fuel powered crude shuttle tankers when they begin operation later this year. The agreement with Nordic gas specialist Gasum will see bunkering carried out by bunker vessel offshore in Skagen, Denmark, and Mongstad, Norway. “We are happy to support Equinor in its ambition towards cleaner shipping,” Kimmo Rahkamo, vice president at Gasum, commented. Built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, the two 123,100-dwt The two shuttle tankers - Eagle Blane and Eagle Balder – are under construction by South Korean Shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries on behalf of AET Sea Shuttle, a joint venture between ADS Shipping and AET Tankers. They will both be chartered by Equinor on a long-term basis.


Fratelli Cosulich plans LNG push

Family-owned bunkering firm Fratelli Cosulich has announced plans to expand with the addition of a fleet of new bunker tankers. The firm currently has physical supply operations in Singapore and trading offices in Dubai, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Italy, Monaco and New York. "We will soon announce a new location where we will be physical suppliers with a fleet of six (owned and operated) tankers," Cosulich said, adding that the firm expects “the new physical supply location to be up and running by the end of Q1 2020". The firm has given no details on the fuel the fleet will supply but is considering a move into the LNG bunker market, with Cosulich stating that the firm is “actively looking into” LNG trading and bunkering and plans “to make our first investment soon”.