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Thursday, 13 February 2020
Free ReadJapanese shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has doubled down on plans to deploy LNG as a fuel in its fleet, announcing its second LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier…
Power system manufacturer MAN Cryo has signed a supply contract with Swedish shipping line Wallenius SOL for the provision of LNG fuel-gas supply systems for two newbuild RoRo vessels.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
National gas utility GAIL India has begun trucking imported LNG from Gujarat to Odisha to meet fuelling demand in the eastern Indian state.
Free ReadThe first ship-to-ship bunkering of a cruise ship has been carried out by Nordic energy group Gasum, paving the way for wider uptake of the fuel on international routes. The…
Rising demand for LNG as a marine transport fuel is expected to drive up its share of the global bunker mix, according to energy giant Total.
Authorities at the Port of Antwerp have announced the successful completion of the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the port.
Free ReadAustrian integrated oil and gas company OMV predicts that LNG fuelling for road transport is set to increase rapidly in Europe, driving infrastructure investment in the continent. The LNG-fuelled heavy-duty…
Thursday, 13 February 2020
New analysis from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) suggests more must be done by transport operators using LNG, in order to combat gas leakage and prevent climate impacts.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a finance agreement with Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) for the construction of a new LNG bunkering vessel, the first in the…
Cross-sector coalition SEA\LNG has expanded its membership with the addition of specialist equipment provider, Chart Industries.
Free ReadEnergy major Total has launched the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, hailing it as “essential” infrastructure for the next phase of LNG adoption. The launch follows the signature of a…
Thursday, 07 November 2019
Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced plans to demonstrate a new LNG cargo tank system, following industry certification for its prototype.
Cryogenic storage specialist Chart Ferrox has been awarded a contract by LGM Engineering to supply LNG fuel tanks for multiple marine fuel gas systems.
Free ReadLNG is the most commercially viable alternative fuel for the global maritime industry, according to research published by multi-sector industry coalition SEA/LNG. The report, conducted by Norwegian standards agency DNV…

News Nudges

SEA / LNG calls for review of Green Bond certification

Industry consortium SEA / LNG has called on the Climate Bond Initiative to review criteria for its proposed Green Bond certification of Low Carbon Shipping to accommodate greater financing for LNG-fuelled vessels. The consortium notes that proposals lean “towards being technology prescriptive” rather than goal oriented, noting that “immature and emerging technologies such as ammonia and hydrogen, that will require significant research and development investment over many years if they are to scale safely in the deep-sea maritime environment, appear to be favoured”. A recent study commissioned by SEA-LNG from CE Delft concludes that LNG-fuelled ships, with little or no modifications, can realise significant GHG savings through the use of liquid biomethane (LBM) and liquid synthetic methane (LSM), with estimated sustainable global supplies potentially exceeding the demands of shipping in the future. “LNG through the gradual introduction of LBM/LSM offers a realistic pathway for reducing shipping’s GHG emissions and we believe it should be recognized accordingly. Today, LNG is operationally effective, safe, scalable to meet shipping’s needs, and improves global air quality... Specifying green investment criteria that favour specific technology pathways risks forcing the shipping industry into non-optimal solutions from environmental, operational, and commercial perspectives and must be avoided,” SEA /LNG said in an open letter to the industry.


European LNG stations pumping biogas

More than 25% of CNG and LNG fuelling stations in Europe are now delivering biomethane, according to analysis of 4,120 stations by the Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA). “It is key to understand and acknowledge that a vehicle that is fuelled with renewable gas, is effectively climate neutral. Europe’s renewable gas production capacity is proven and sustainability criteria in place are fully respected. Today, it is the best solution to boost the decarbonization process of the transport sector leveraging on a real circular economy,” Andrea Gerini NGVA Europe Secretary General, said. The figures show that an average of 17% all gas delivered is now biomethane with bioLNG becoming a “growing reality” as a cost-effective transition towards “carbon neutral mobility”. “While continuously increasing the rate of renewable gas in our network, there is future potential also in improving the efficiency of natural gas engines. This will progress hand in hand,” Gerini stated.


Dunkerque LNG launches truck fuelling

Terminal operator Dunkerque LNG is introducing truck fuelling at its sites with a new service reportedly offering 3,000 slots per year. The firm is majority-owned by a consortium of gas infrastructure group Fluxys, AXA Investment owns and operates Dunkirk LNG terminal in the north of France.