In this issue

 

The French government has backed a strategy that places LNG at the centre of maritime policy and focuses on new energy solutions to improve competitivity of the country’s ports.
Free ReadCruise ship operator Carnival Corporation has signed an LNG supply deal with Shell for two next-generation cruise ships as it hailed the fuel as the “technology of the future”.  The…
Finnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply control systems and storage solutions for a new LNG-fuelled articulated tug barge (ATB) on behalf of fuel specialist Q-LNG.
Engineering firm Rolls-Royce has unveiled designs for a hybrid luxury yacht powered by LNG and attendant bunkering barge featuring advanced ship intelligence.
Shipping line CMA CGM has announced that nine new ultra-large vessels - the largest containerships ever built – will be fuelled by LNG. 
Free ReadTransportation and logistics firm Tote has contracted engineering firm MAN Diesel & Turbo to retrofit two vessels for LNG operation.  After-sales division MAN PrimeServ will carry out the work to…
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Naval outfitter and gas carrier Gabadi has signed a partnership agreement with Korean firm Hankuk Carbon to develop solutions for the LNG bunkering sector. 
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Competition to build and operate the next generation of LNG bunker vessels is growing as energy majors announce plans to increase their exposure to the sector.
Fuel specialists Skangas and Titan LNG have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the supply of LNG for shipping in the North Sea and Baltic region. 
Free ReadLogistics specialist Jost Group has ordered 500 IVECO LNG-fuelled trucks and announced plans to target 35% conversion of its fleet to LNG by 2020.  The supply agreement will see Jost…
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Energy major Shell has signed a long-term charter agreement with Q-LNG Transport for a new LNG bunker barge to expand it bunkering network in the U.S. 
Authorities at the port of Gothenburg have completed the first simultaneous LNG bunkering and ship loading operation at quayside. 
Free ReadJapanese commodities firm Sojitz has acquired LNG firm First State Regasificadora (FSR).  Sojitz’ management announced the acquisition along with a name change to Sojitz Regasificadora (SR). The assets of SR…
Thursday, 02 November 2017
Nordic LNG specialist Skangas has completed the first small scale LNG loading at a facility on Melkøya island outside Hammerfest in Norway. 

News Nudges

Excelerate, Equinor complete first STS LNG transfer in Bahamas

Fuel specialist Excelerate Energy and oil and gas major Equinor Energy have completed the first ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in The Bahamas. The bunkering operation was carried out between Excelerate's floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Exemplar and Equinor's LNG carrier Arctic Voyager. "Excelerate conducted the industry's first commercial STS transfer of LNG in 2007, and since then, STS transfers have been completed and proven safe in a wide range of environments, now including The Bahamas. This new STS location allows us to provide additional commercial flexibility to our customers and respond to prompt market needs in a safe and reliable manner,” Daniel Bustos, Excelerate's Chief Commercial Officer, said. The procedure involved transfer of a full LNG cargo, with fuel transferred using a double-banked LNG transfer system while the vessels were moored at Equinor's South Riding Point storage and transshipment terminal. To date, Excelerate has successfully transferred over 170,900,000 cubic meters of LNG using its STS protocol, with over 1,300 involving third-party vessels.


Algeciras plans LNG bunkering expansion

Authorities at the Port of Algeciras in Spain have announced plans to expand LNG bunkering operations as it forecasts that demand for LNG, from vessels operating in the Strait of Gibraltar, will hit approximately 1.8 million cubic meters by 2030. Speaking at the recent CORE LNGas Hive Conference III, general director of the Port Authority of Algeciras (APBA), José Luis Hormaechea, highlighted the important role the port intends to play in the supply picture. The commitment follows an agreement with utility company Gas Natural Fenosa for LNG supply to the port of Algeciras, with an option to extend to all peninsular ports.


Klaipėda announces LNG Forum

Authorities at the port of Klaipėda are to host an LNG forum as part of a drive to cement the port’s position as an LNG distribution and technology development centre serving the Baltic Sea region. An estimated 200 participants from Lithuania and abroad have registered for the event over the course of two days. The Port of Klaipėda is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania.