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Free ReadThe Gothenburg Port Authority has renewed and extended its tariff discounts for LNG, incentivising uptake of the fuel for operators at the port.  The GPA initiated a 10 per cent…
Rising demand for LNG at the port of Gothenburg is set to drive diversification of supply as specialist Swedegas has announced a supply deal with Norwegian gas supplier Barents NaturGass…
Danish gas specialist Kosan Crisplant has introduced a new Y-piece LNG bunker connector, designed to reduce truck-to-ship bunkering time by half. 
Free ReadA consortium of Indian energy companies has committed to introduce almost 20 LNG fuelling stations in the country by next year to support heavy-goods transport growth.  The proposed network of…
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Standards agency American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has classed the newly converted LNG-fuelled ferry, Spirit of British Columbia. 
Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri has signed a memorandum of understanding with cruise line Carnival Corporation for the construction of two next-generation LNG-fuelled cruise ships. 
Norwegian LNG specialist Skangas and shipping line Furetank have completed the first refuelling operations for the dual-fuel vessel Fure Vinga using Liquefied Biogas (LBG). 
Free ReadNatural gas specialist Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has announced plans to improve its LNG bunkering capacity via a series of partnerships with global bunkering firms.  The energy firm has announced…
The government of South Korea plans to introduce new legislation to ‘revitalise’ LNG-related shipbuilding in the country. 
Shipping line Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have completed concept designs for a new LNG-fuelled bulk carrier. 
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. 

News Nudges

2021 a ‘defining year’ for LNG

Research consultancy Wood Mackenzie predicts that 2021 will be a ‘defining year’ for the LNG industry as policymakers drive forward change around the globe. “Decarbonising natural gas will become a strategic priority for the gas industry,” Massimo Di Odoardo, vice president at Wood Mackenzie, said. “Following a raft of LNG project cancellations last year, current high prices will have emboldened LNG developers. However, for new projects to be developed, contract activity will need to pick up. Buyers will be looking to assess their portfolio requirements and just how comfortable they are in committing for new long-term firm LNG vs increasing their spot market exposure.”


Titan, NYK sign Green Zeebrugge charter agreement

Fuel specialist Titan LNG and shipping firm NYK Line have signed a charter agreement for the LNG bunker vessel Green Zeebrugge. The agreement will see Titan LNG charter the vessel from February for the bunkering of LNG in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. “We are excited to announce the chartering of the Green Zeebrugge. January has proven exceptionally busy, underlining the timeliness of our decision to secure this additional capacity. Titan LNG carried out seven LNG operations during one weekend, three of which were to large crude shuttle tankers from Equinor, a term contract partner of Titan’s. Using the Green Zeebrugge we were able to ensure safe and timely deliveries to all the vessels,” Michael Schaap, Commercial Director at Titan LNG, commented.


Venice LNG facility gains approval

Authorities in Italy’s Veneto Region have approved plans for the construction and operation of a new LNG terminal and bunkering infrastructure. Supported by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) initiative the Venice LNG Facility represents €18.5 million investment and is expected to include significant LNG bunkering infrastructure.


Wärtsilä Extends Golar dual-fuel maintenance agreement

Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a agreement with Golar Management Norway for maintenance on 16 dual-fuel LNG carriers. The five-year extension contract includes four vessels with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and two with 34DF and Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines. “We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Wärtsilä with this service agreement extension. Wärtsilä’s digital remote support capabilities have proved to be of great value for us, saving both time and costs by often eliminating the need to have service people sent onboard in person.” Øistein Dahl, Managing Director of Golar Management Norway, said. The agreement includes dynamic maintenance planning and asset diagnostics, under a predictive maintenance strategy and is complimented by round-the-clock remote support and advice from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres.