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Gas infrastructure firm Pitpoint.LNG has opened the first shore-to-ship LNG bunker station for inland shipping in Europe, at Niehler Hafen in Cologne, Germany.
Finnish engineering group Wärtsilä is to supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Malaysian solution provider Kasi Group.
Authorities in Canada have announced plans to establish the first ship-to-ship LNG marine refuelling service on the west coast of North America.
Free ReadDanish gas specialist Kosan Crisplant has announced a bunkering world record, completing a truck-to-ship LNG refuelling operation in in Finland in record time. The bunkering operation was carried out using…
LNG equipment developer LIQAL and fuel station operator Drive Systems have partnered to build a turnkey fuelling station for LNG and LCNG in Londerzeel, Belgium.
Fuelling specialist Pitpoint.LNG has built its first LNG filling station in Belgium at Rekkem in the province of West Flanders.
Thursday, 07 November 2019
Power equipment manufacturer MAN is to supply a LNG fuel-gas supply system for a newbuild vessel ordered by Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi.
Free ReadMalaysian energy firm Petronas has awarded joint venture developer Avenir LNG a contract for the provision of a 7,500-cubic-meter capacity LNG carrier. The partnership between Malaysian shipping line MISC Berhad…
Thursday, 07 November 2019
Shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) is to expand its LNG fleet, with the addition of its third LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC)
Industrial gases and engineering company Linde has launched a joint venture with UK clean energy firm ITM Power, that promises to explore ‘large-scale’ commercial opportunities for its polymer electrolyte membrane…
Free ReadMining giant BHP has launched a tender for the construction of the world’s first LNG-powered iron ore freight vessel. The proposed vessel will have capacity to transport up to 27…
Engineering services firm McDermott has been awarded a “sizeable” contract to develop an LNG bunkering hub in Oman.
Thursday, 01 August 2019
Officials at the Port of Riga in Latvia have commenced LNG bunkering operations at the port, with the arrival of the LNG-powered vessel Containerships Polar. 
Free ReadEquipment developer Signum Technology Group has tested a new ship-to-ship hose LNG transfer system in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The technology…

News Nudges

Equinor secures LNG bunkering supply

Norwegian energy group Equinor has signed a contract to bunker LNG for two dual-fuel powered crude shuttle tankers when they begin operation later this year. The agreement with Nordic gas specialist Gasum will see bunkering carried out by bunker vessel offshore in Skagen, Denmark, and Mongstad, Norway. “We are happy to support Equinor in its ambition towards cleaner shipping,” Kimmo Rahkamo, vice president at Gasum, commented. Built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, the two 123,100-dwt The two shuttle tankers - Eagle Blane and Eagle Balder – are under construction by South Korean Shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries on behalf of AET Sea Shuttle, a joint venture between ADS Shipping and AET Tankers. They will both be chartered by Equinor on a long-term basis.


Fratelli Cosulich plans LNG push

Family-owned bunkering firm Fratelli Cosulich has announced plans to expand with the addition of a fleet of new bunker tankers. The firm currently has physical supply operations in Singapore and trading offices in Dubai, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Italy, Monaco and New York. "We will soon announce a new location where we will be physical suppliers with a fleet of six (owned and operated) tankers," Cosulich said, adding that the firm expects “the new physical supply location to be up and running by the end of Q1 2020". The firm has given no details on the fuel the fleet will supply but is considering a move into the LNG bunker market, with Cosulich stating that the firm is “actively looking into” LNG trading and bunkering and plans “to make our first investment soon”.