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Energy firm Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions has signed a long-term charter contract with shipping line Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for the first bunker vessel capable of supplying large quantities of…
Japanese shipping firms K Line, Chubu Electric, Toyota Tsusho, and NYK Line have initiated plans to create a joint LNG bunkering business. 
Free ReadGas specialist Reganosa has delivered fuel for the first LNG-powered trains in Europe via its Mugardos terminal in the port of Ferrol, Spain.  The bunkering operation was hailed as a…
Thursday, 25 January 2018
German fuel supplier Nauticor has signed a deal with Swedish ferry operator Destination Gotland for the provision of fuel for its first LNG-powered ferry. 
Fuel specialist Skangas has launched its first Ice Class 1a LNG vessel, Coral EnergICE, holding a naming ceremony at the port of Turku, Finland. 
Authorities at the port of Venice are to study the design and realization of an LNG transport barge with bi-fuel pusher. 
Free ReadMaritime software solutions provider Kongsberg Digital has received compliance approval for a new LNG vessel training simulator from standards agency DNV GL.  The new addition to the firm’s K-Sim Engine…
Fuelling specialists Gasunie LNG, Oiltanking and Vopak LNG have formed a new joint venture to develop an LNG terminal in northern Germany. 
Spanish shipping line Baleària Group has announced plans to introduce the first two LNG-powered ferries in the Mediterranean. 
Free ReadA surge in bunkering activity in 2018 is expected to mark the ‘tipping year’ for LNG as a fuel for ships, according to the Society Gas as a Marine Fuel…
Thursday, 11 January 2018
Estonian utility firm Eesti Gaas has announced plans to invest in a new LNG terminal or bunker ship to meet demand in the Baltic. 
Authorities at the Port of Tallinn have applied a discount on tonnage fees for LNG-fuelled vessels calling at the port. 
Thursday, 11 January 2018
French banking group Societe Generale has become the first financial institution to join multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG. 
Free ReadThe Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced plans to invest S$12 million to boost LNG bunkering at the Port of Singapore.  Around half of the investment will be…

News Nudges

2021 a ‘defining year’ for LNG

Research consultancy Wood Mackenzie predicts that 2021 will be a ‘defining year’ for the LNG industry as policymakers drive forward change around the globe. “Decarbonising natural gas will become a strategic priority for the gas industry,” Massimo Di Odoardo, vice president at Wood Mackenzie, said. “Following a raft of LNG project cancellations last year, current high prices will have emboldened LNG developers. However, for new projects to be developed, contract activity will need to pick up. Buyers will be looking to assess their portfolio requirements and just how comfortable they are in committing for new long-term firm LNG vs increasing their spot market exposure.”


Titan, NYK sign Green Zeebrugge charter agreement

Fuel specialist Titan LNG and shipping firm NYK Line have signed a charter agreement for the LNG bunker vessel Green Zeebrugge. The agreement will see Titan LNG charter the vessel from February for the bunkering of LNG in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. “We are excited to announce the chartering of the Green Zeebrugge. January has proven exceptionally busy, underlining the timeliness of our decision to secure this additional capacity. Titan LNG carried out seven LNG operations during one weekend, three of which were to large crude shuttle tankers from Equinor, a term contract partner of Titan’s. Using the Green Zeebrugge we were able to ensure safe and timely deliveries to all the vessels,” Michael Schaap, Commercial Director at Titan LNG, commented.


Venice LNG facility gains approval

Authorities in Italy’s Veneto Region have approved plans for the construction and operation of a new LNG terminal and bunkering infrastructure. Supported by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) initiative the Venice LNG Facility represents €18.5 million investment and is expected to include significant LNG bunkering infrastructure.


Wärtsilä Extends Golar dual-fuel maintenance agreement

Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a agreement with Golar Management Norway for maintenance on 16 dual-fuel LNG carriers. The five-year extension contract includes four vessels with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and two with 34DF and Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines. “We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Wärtsilä with this service agreement extension. Wärtsilä’s digital remote support capabilities have proved to be of great value for us, saving both time and costs by often eliminating the need to have service people sent onboard in person.” Øistein Dahl, Managing Director of Golar Management Norway, said. The agreement includes dynamic maintenance planning and asset diagnostics, under a predictive maintenance strategy and is complimented by round-the-clock remote support and advice from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres.