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Free ReadAuthorities in Singapore have achieved the first containership LNG refuelling in Asia, completing ship-to-ship bunkering from the FueLNG Bellina. The landmark bunkering operation saw the containership CMA CGM Scandola refuel…
Authorities in Japan have waived port entry fees for LNG-fuelled vessels at several key ports.
Energy major Shell is to extend its LNG refuelling capacity with the charter of a new bunkering supply vessel in Spain.
Free ReadThe first LNG bunkering vessel in Norway has completed gas and sea trials and received classification from standards agency Bureau Veritas. Systems integration firm Høglund Marine Solutions assisted in the…
LNG bunkering activity in Spain witnessed a meteoric rise in 2020, with the number of refuelling operations quadrupling, according to figures from Spanish gas firm Gasnam.
Certification agency Korean Register (KR) and shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have completed a record ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in Okpo Shipyard, South Korea.
Norwegian transport fuel specialist Cryo Shipping has announced the completion of one of the largest LNG bunkering operations in Asia.
Free ReadShipping firm Brittany Ferries has announced the launch of the first LNG-powered ferry to serve the UK. The Salamanca was launched from the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China at a…
Authorities in Singapore have received the island’s first LNG bunkering vessel, the FueLNG Bellina.
Integrated distributor Avenir LNG has announced the launch of the largest dual-purpose LNG supply and bunkering vessel in China.
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Free ReadMarine solutions and energy services firm Crowley Maritime has launched a New Energy division, focused on LNG and offshore wind. The new unit will build on the firm’s expertise in…
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Gas producer Novatek has announced the expansion of its network of LNG fuelling stations as its Cryogas-Vysotsk site reached a new production milestone.
Energy major Shell has secured an LNG bunker licence from HM Government of Gibraltar, paving the way for new refuelling infrastructure on the British overseas territory.
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Free ReadBunker and lubricant supplier Peninsula Petroleum has announced plans to launch an LNG bunker service as part of its energy transition strategy. The new business unit will focus on developing…

News Nudges

GSI receives LNG PCTC orders

Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has secured orders to build LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from H-Line Shipping and BYD Group. The orders include two LNG dual-fuel PCTS for H-Line with a capacity of 8,600. The vessels will be chartered to Hyudai Glovis.

Tote hits North American bunkering milestone

Fuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the 300th operation with its bunker vessel, Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge in North America. The milestone was completed at Jax LNG in Florida by subsidiary Tote Services which operates the barge. The Clean Jacksonville also supplies Tote’s Marlin class LNG-powered vessels in Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville was built by Conrad Industries and features a single GTT LNG tank with capacity of 2,200 cubic metres.

Slow start to 2023 for newbuild orders

The first month of 2023 saw no new confirmed orders for LNG-fuelled ships, according to the latest figures from certification agency DNV. ‘The year has come off to a slow start for orders on alternative fuelled vessels, however February is already looking more promising,’ said Martin Wold, Principal Consultant in DNV’s Maritime Advisory business. More competitive gas prices in January are expected to boost demand over the course of the year. The total number of LNG-fuelled ships ordered in 2022 fell compared to 2021, from 240 to 222.

China trials fuel tank replacement bunkering

The first successful refuelling of LNG by the novel tank replacement method has been completed in China, with two vessels bunkering fuel in in Xuzhou, northwestern Jiangsu province. The process involved the LNG-fuelled containerships Hongyuan Xuzhou and Hongyuan Wuhan and replacement of movable fuel tanks, each containing 17 tonnes of LNG. “This kind of movable LNG fuel tank supplying gas to cargo ships is like replacing batteries for new energy vehicles,” Miao Xiaochao, Team Leader of CNOOC Jiangsu LNG Tank Replacing Project Team, reportedly said. “This model is the first in China. The whole process only takes 15 to 30 minutes, which is 60% to 70% shorter than the traditional filling method.” The new method is particularly beneficial for inland transport where a lack of available stations on China’s main rivers has limited LNG uptake. Following refuelling the ships set sail on the Jiangsu section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.