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Record demand for LNG from shipping lines may be set to make it “the marine fuel of the 21st Century”, according to the latest research by consultancy Drewry Maritime. 
Free ReadBelgian gas transmission system operator Fluxys has started operations at the port of Antwerp to deliver LNG fuel for ships and barges.  The firm has taken over the concession for…
Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi has taken delivery of the first of six new LNG-fuelled tankers, Fure Vinga. 
LNG specialist Crowley Maritime has loaded the first LNG fuel at its Eagle LNG Partners liquefaction facility near Jacksonville, Florida. 
Shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine has held a naming ceremony for the first dual-fuel LNG tug in South East Asia. 
Free ReadLNG technology development consortium Forward Maritime Group has signed a Letter of Intent for 20 LNG-fuelled bulker vessels.  The advanced forward bulker 84-LNG bulk carriers will be constructed by Singapore-listed shipbuilder Jiangsu…
Authorities at the port of Rotterdam are reportedly planning the first ship-to-ship LNG refuelling operation at the port for June. 
Automotive manufacturer Volvo has launched its new LNG-fuelled heavy-duty truck in Finland and carried out the first refuelling operations in Turku on the southwest coast of the country. 
Free ReadShipping association the Baltic and International Maritime Council has adopted new standard Bunker Terms that are expected to boost harmonisation across the shipping industry.  The revised contract aims to “reduce…
Advanced infrastructure for drydocking and modification work in Singapore is set to boost the island-state’s role as a regional LNG hub, according to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). 
Russian oil major Gazprom Neft has announced plans to construct the country's first LNG bunker barge by 2020. 
Free ReadShipping line Sinanju Tankers has placed an order for Singapore’s first LNG-fuelled bunker tanker.  The order was placed through Sinanju’s partner for the project, Japanese conglomerate Mitsui Group, and the…
Cryogenic storage specialist Chart Ferrox has been awarded a contract to develop Croatia’s first LNG vehicle fuelling station. 
A consortium of Japanese industrial firms has committed to a joint study on ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Tokyo Bay. 

News Nudges

Helsinki expands LNG truck refuelling

Authorities at the port of Helsinki in Finland have expanded LNG bunkering capabilities with the launch of new truck-to-ship operations at the Hanasaari terminal. First bunkering operations were carried out by fuel supplier Eesti Gaas with the bulk carriers Viikki and Haaga refuelled in cooperation with operator ESL Shipping. “LNG will replace the diesel fuel used so far as a marine fuel, as a result of which we will have cleaner air and the Baltic Sea… In addition to new passenger ships, new cargo ships are also increasingly switching to LNG technology,” Kalev Reiljan, member of the management board at Eesti Gaas, said. Eesti Gaas is 67% owned by investment company Infortar and includes subsidiaries AS EG Ehitus, which designs and builds gas networks, and distribution service provider AS Gaasivõrgud.


Gothenburg plans liquefied CO2 fuel

A joint venture partnership in Gothenburg, Sweden, is preparing new infrastructure to develop the world’s first liquefied carbon dioxide bunkering technology. The proposed solution will use gas received from carbon capture and storage technology and could compliment LNG as a fuel source at the port as part of an energy transition that is driving the uptake of gas a replacement transport fuel. The CinfraCap project is a joint venture between Göteborg Energi, Nordion Energi, Preem, St1, Renova, and Gothenburg Port Authority. “We must speed up the process if we are to achieve our climate goals and collaboration is the best way forward. We expect to be able to transport two million tonnes of captured carbon dioxide per year from our quayside facility and to do so we must have an efficient infrastructure,” said Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive and one of the parties involved in the joint CinfraCap infrastructure project.