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Free ReadSwedish coupling manufacturer and supplier MannTek has announced a lighter and safer LNG bunkering system, that promises to reduce weight by up to 50%.  The novel system has successfully completed…
The use of LNG as a fuel for shipping is set to grow as natural gas becomes the world’s primary energy source by 2035, according to standards agency DNV GL. 
Terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta has commenced operations at its LNG distribution station at the port of Klaipėda in Lithuania. 
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Free ReadRussian energy major Gazprom has signed a framework agreement with Japanese multinational Mitsui & Co to collaborate on LNG bunkering in the Sea of Japan. The two firms will invest…
Thursday, 21 September 2017
LNG bunker vessel Coralius has completed its maiden voyage docking at a Skangas terminal in Øra, Fredrikstad in Norway. 
LNG equipment developer LIQAL has developed a skid-mounted LNG refuelling station that allows operators to create relocatable LNG resources.
Fuel-gas-system manufacturer MAN Cryo has signed a contract with infrastructure firm Swedegas to deliver an LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Gothenburg. 
Free ReadFinnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply various cargo systems for a new LNG bunker barge to be chartered by Shell Western LNG. The new vessel will have 3,000 cubic…
Finland’s Meyer shipyard has begun construction of Costa Cruises’ first Finland’s Meyer shipyard has begun construction of Costa Cruises’ first LNG-fuelled cruise ship the Costa Smeralda. 
Thursday, 07 September 2017
Fuel supplier Flogas Britain and port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) have collaborated to complete the first LNG bunkering operations at a UK port, refuelling the cement carrier, Ireland.
Free ReadFrench fuelling specialist Elengy has announced an increase in capacity at its Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal to accomodate 18 LNG trucks loading per day.  The firm announced the upgrade to meet…
Thursday, 07 September 2017
LNG equipment manufacturer Cryostar has tested and commissioned two new fuel compressor systems LNG equipment manufacturer Cryostar has tested and commissioned two new fuel compressor systems onboard the Audace, the world’s first…
Authorities in Singapore and Japan are to collaborate on a new joint study examining the potential for LNG as a fuel for car carriers.
Free ReadNorwegian transport fuel specialist Cryo Shipping has announced plans to develop LNG bunkering infrastructure and services in Northern Norway. The firm plans to introduce short-sea shipping services for the transport…

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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”.