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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

UECC assigns LNG-fuelled PCTC to new North Sea route

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched a new North Sea service, announcing plans to deploy one of its two new multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid vessels on the route. The new service will connect the ports of Zeebrugge, Esbjerg, Gothenburg and Drammen on a weekly basis. It will initially be served by the pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) Minchah before being replaced by a new LNG-fuelled PCTC currently under construction. “UECC is very pleased to launch this new North Sea service, and finally adding Denmark to our pan European short sea shipping network, as well as adding Gothenburg as our third port of call in Sweden in addition to our existing service to Malmo and Wallhamn, enabling us to provide our customers with a wider ranging sustainable product” Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC, said.


GTT to design fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels

Naval engineering group Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design cryogenic fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels. The deal will see GTT supply Mark III membrane containment technology, for the mid-size container vessels which are scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth quarter of 2024. “In addition to the engineering services and technical assistance at the shipyard, GTT will assist the operator throughout every step of its first LNG-fuelled projects (commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, specific LNG operations and maintenance of the vessels). Moreover, GTT will provide LNG training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim® training simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels,” a spokesperson for GTT said.


UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry reaches Bilbao

The UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry has completed its maiden voyage to Bilbao, bunkering for the first time at the LNG refuelling station at the Spanish port. The Salamanca is operated by Brittany Ferries and is the first LNG-powered vessel to join its fleet. “LNG-powered ships like Salamanca are a clear statement of our commitment to the future and to fleet renewal,” Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries, said. “Salamanca is capable of running on future fuels like e-methane or bio-methane if these become available in volume. Either has the potential to cut carbon footprint significantly, in addition to the cleaner air that LNG-power brings from day one.” The Salamanca will make two voyages from Portsmouth to Bilbao per week as well as a weekly return voyage to Cherbourg in France.