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Energy major TotalEnergies has completed a naming ceremony for its newest LNG bunker vessel, the Brassavola. 
Shipping group Sovcomflot (SCF) and oil firm Gazprom Neft have completed the first LNG bunkering operation in Russia. 
Thursday, 03 November 2022
Free ReadMining giant BHP has outlined plans to inaugurate three new LNG carriers within the next three quarters, as it accelerates its long-term strategy to reduce emission.  The firm is targeting…
Engineering group Høglund Marine Solutions is to deliver integrated automation systems (IAS) for three newbuild LNG bunkering vessels on behalf of Canadian owner Seaspan ULC. 
Greek national gas system operator DESFA has inaugurated a new LNG truck loading station on the island of Revithoussa in the Gulf of Megara, west of Athens. 
Officials in Singapore predict rapid growth for LNG in the near term as evidence increasingly shows that it is the most efficient way to reduce emissions from shipping. 
Free ReadExpansion of LNG infrastructure in northwestern Canada could open opportunities to develop a major new marine fuel bunkering hub, according to the Business Council of British Columbia.  Plans are currently…
Finnish enginer manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply equipment for a new bioLNG plant in Tervete, Latvia. 
Thursday, 03 November 2022
Authorities in China are reportedly exploring the introduction of bonded LNG bunkering in the Ningbo region, in order to accelerate the development of wider maritime fuelling infrastructure. 
Free ReadStandards agency DNV and fuelling specialist Pavilion Energy have partnered to roll-out an digital LNG bunkering platform at the Port of Singapore.  The bunkering solution, named FuelBoss, is designed to…
Egypt’s state-owned gas company has advanced plans for an LNG bunkering hub in the Suez canal, signing an agreement to boost fuel supply in the region.
Sales of LNG bunker fuel at the Port of Rotterdam declined significantly in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures from the Rotterdam Port Authority.
Singaporean shipping group Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has completed the inaugural LNG refuelling operations for the world’s first dual-fuel LNG Suezmax tanker vessel, Greenway.
Free ReadEnergy firm Shell has signed a multi-year agreement with shipping line CMA CGM Group to provide LNG bunkering in Singapore and accelerate decarbonisation in global maritime supply chains. The deal…

News Nudges

GSI receives LNG PCTC orders

Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has secured orders to build LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from H-Line Shipping and BYD Group. The orders include two LNG dual-fuel PCTS for H-Line with a capacity of 8,600. The vessels will be chartered to Hyudai Glovis.

Tote hits North American bunkering milestone

Fuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the 300th operation with its bunker vessel, Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge in North America. The milestone was completed at Jax LNG in Florida by subsidiary Tote Services which operates the barge. The Clean Jacksonville also supplies Tote’s Marlin class LNG-powered vessels in Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville was built by Conrad Industries and features a single GTT LNG tank with capacity of 2,200 cubic metres.

Slow start to 2023 for newbuild orders

The first month of 2023 saw no new confirmed orders for LNG-fuelled ships, according to the latest figures from certification agency DNV. ‘The year has come off to a slow start for orders on alternative fuelled vessels, however February is already looking more promising,’ said Martin Wold, Principal Consultant in DNV’s Maritime Advisory business. More competitive gas prices in January are expected to boost demand over the course of the year. The total number of LNG-fuelled ships ordered in 2022 fell compared to 2021, from 240 to 222.

China trials fuel tank replacement bunkering

The first successful refuelling of LNG by the novel tank replacement method has been completed in China, with two vessels bunkering fuel in in Xuzhou, northwestern Jiangsu province. The process involved the LNG-fuelled containerships Hongyuan Xuzhou and Hongyuan Wuhan and replacement of movable fuel tanks, each containing 17 tonnes of LNG. “This kind of movable LNG fuel tank supplying gas to cargo ships is like replacing batteries for new energy vehicles,” Miao Xiaochao, Team Leader of CNOOC Jiangsu LNG Tank Replacing Project Team, reportedly said. “This model is the first in China. The whole process only takes 15 to 30 minutes, which is 60% to 70% shorter than the traditional filling method.” The new method is particularly beneficial for inland transport where a lack of available stations on China’s main rivers has limited LNG uptake. Following refuelling the ships set sail on the Jiangsu section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.