In this issue

 

South Korea’s Incheon Port Authority (IPA) has reported fuel savings of up to 24% from its LNG-powered vessel Econuri. According to the IPA’s calculation, over a journey of 1,643 kilometers…
Shell’s first LNG bunkering vessel, Cardissa, has arrived at its home port of Rotterdam, docking for the first time at the Yukonhaven terminal.
Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply LNG-fuelled engines for a new research vessel being built on behalf of the German government.
Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has added three new members to its consortium, increasing its Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has added three new members to its consortium, increasing its presence in Japan and…
Leaders of LNG fuelling association SEA\LNG have called for greater and compliance and enforcement of Marpol VI Regulations ahead of the upcoming 2020 cap on sulphur emissions. The International Maritime…
Global logistics company Samskip has announced it will acquire two LNG-fuelled vessels as part of a “major Global logistics company Samskip has announced it will acquire two LNG-fuelled vessels as part…
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued new guidelines covering design criteria for LNG fuelling systems and the evaluation of Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during fuel transfer operations at waterfront…
Thursday, 27 July 2017
German maritime solutions firm Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has been awarded a management contract for a new LNG bunkering vessel in the Baltic Sea. The Gas Supply Vessel (GSV) is…
Authorities at the Netherlands’ Gate Terminal have started commercial operations of two new truck loading bays at the LNG terminal in Rotterdam.
Gravity-based LNG bunkering systems could hold a number of advantages, including easier installation and deployment, according to cryogenic membrane designer and LNG bunkering expert Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT).  
Dutch fuelling specialist Tankterminal has awarded a contract for the design and turnkey supply of an LNG truck refuelling station in Lokeren, Belgium, to LNG developer LIQAL.
The foundations for the first LNG filling station in Hungary have been laid as part of the PAN-LNG project and Hungarian Gas Transport Cluster. An inauguration ceremony at the site…
Fuel storage equipment for Scotland’s first LNG-powered ferry has been delivered to Port Glasgow, marking a “significant milestone” according to operator Caledonian Maritime Assets.
A coalition of Australian transport organisations and governmental bodies have opened the new LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG-MFI) in Perth, Western Australia. 

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.