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Finnish gas supplier Gasum has announced ambitious plans to create a network of 50 LNG refuelling stations across the Nordic region by next year.
Cryogenic storage specialist Chart Ferrox has commissioned the first LNG filling station in Sweden as it aims to meet growing demand from the regional haulage industry.
Free ReadFinnish energy group Gasum has announced the successful first bunkering of its vessel Coralius at the refining area of the port of Rotterdam. The arrival of the ship marked a…
Fuel transport specialist Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (Q-LNG) is set to launch the world’s first LNG bunker articulated tug barge (ATB) in 2020. 
French shipping line Brittany Ferries is to expand its LNG-fuelled fleet with the addition of three new vessels from this year onward.
Free ReadA consortium of European fuelling specialists has launched plans to develop a new LNG terminal in Northern Germany that will act as a regional bunkering hub. The German LNG Terminal…
A switch to LNG as a marine fuel can deliver emission reductions of up to 21% over the short term, according to the latest data from energy consultancy thinkstep. 
Power equipment manufacturer MAN Cryo has delivered and installed an LNG fuel gas system aboard Italian ferry vessel Elio. 
Free ReadCryogenic equipment supplier Cryostar has launched a new mobile LNG station in the Netherlands.  Launched in partnership with Dutch fuel merchant Rolande, the mobile LNG unit was deployed at the…
Offshore engineering solutions provider Keppel has partnered with classification society DNV GL to promote LNG as a ship fuel and boost uptake across the industry. 
Industry consortium SEA\LNG has welcomed its first port member in North America with the addition of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). 
Joint venture fuel supplier Marine LNG Zeebrugge has signed an agreement with Norwegian energy group Equinor for provision of LNG to multiple crude shuttle tankers at the port of Rotterdam. 
Free ReadThe Gothenburg Port Authority has launched a new bunkering app to ease the use of LNG bunkering at the Energy Port on the west coast of Sweden.  The digital solution…
Norwegian shipping line Knutsen OAS has selected Finnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä for the supply and installation of an integrated LNG propulsion and cargo handling solution on a newbuild vessel. 

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.