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Fuel-gas-system manufacturer MAN Cryo has signed a contract with infrastructure firm Swedegas to deliver an LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Gothenburg. 
Free ReadFinnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply various cargo systems for a new LNG bunker barge to be chartered by Shell Western LNG. The new vessel will have 3,000 cubic…
Finland’s Meyer shipyard has begun construction of Costa Cruises’ first Finland’s Meyer shipyard has begun construction of Costa Cruises’ first LNG-fuelled cruise ship the Costa Smeralda. 
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Fuel supplier Flogas Britain and port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) have collaborated to complete the first LNG bunkering operations at a UK port, refuelling the cement carrier, Ireland.
Free ReadFrench fuelling specialist Elengy has announced an increase in capacity at its Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal to accomodate 18 LNG trucks loading per day.  The firm announced the upgrade to meet…
Thursday, 07 September 2017
LNG equipment manufacturer Cryostar has tested and commissioned two new fuel compressor systems LNG equipment manufacturer Cryostar has tested and commissioned two new fuel compressor systems onboard the Audace, the world’s first…
Authorities in Singapore and Japan are to collaborate on a new joint study examining the potential for LNG as a fuel for car carriers.
Free ReadNorwegian transport fuel specialist Cryo Shipping has announced plans to develop LNG bunkering infrastructure and services in Northern Norway. The firm plans to introduce short-sea shipping services for the transport…
LNG shipping company Golar LNG has announced that it expects to conduct the first LNG bunkering with the floating liquefied natural gas vessel (FLNG) Hilli Episeyo in mid-September.
Dry bulk carrier ESL Shipping has launched the first LNG-fuelled handysize bulk carrier Viikki at the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China.
Low carbon specialist Cenex is to partner with French LNG fuelling firm Air Liquide to trial a fleet of gas-powered heavy-goods vehicles across the UK as part of ongoing research…
Free ReadGas specialist LNG Rolande and authorities at Gate terminal in Rotterdam have completed refuelling of the first LNG-powered truck at the site. Rolande oversaw the refuelling of the IVECO Stralis…
Oil and gas major Shell has concluded a time charter agreement with inland transportation firms Victrol NV and Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (CFT) for a new LNG bunkership.Oil and gas…
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a policy letter warning marine operators about the risks associated with simultaneous LNG bunkering activities, or SIMOPS.

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.