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Oil and gas major Shell has concluded a time charter agreement with inland transportation firms Victrol NV and Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (CFT) for a new LNG bunkership.Oil and gas…
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a policy letter warning marine operators about the risks associated with simultaneous LNG bunkering activities, or SIMOPS.
Free ReadAuthorities at Port Fourchon in Texas have announced plans to develop a 150-acre LNG facility, with capacity to refuel next generation vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Greater…
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán has delivered a third LNG-fuelled escort tug, Audax, to Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi. 
Fuelling specialist JAX LNG has received approval for its plans to construct a Fuelling specialist JAX LNG has received approval for its plans to construct a waterfront LNG bunkering facility in Jacksonville. 
The Spanish Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao is to collaborate with gas specialist Reganosa to develop LNG bunkering capacity.
Free ReadSouth Korea’s Incheon Port Authority (IPA) has reported fuel savings of up to 24% from its LNG-powered vessel Econuri. According to the IPA’s calculation, over a journey of 1,643 kilometers…
Shell’s first LNG bunkering vessel, Cardissa, has arrived at its home port of Rotterdam, docking for the first time at the Yukonhaven terminal.
Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply LNG-fuelled engines for a new research vessel being built on behalf of the German government.
Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has added three new members to its consortium, increasing its Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has added three new members to its consortium, increasing its presence in Japan and…
Free ReadLeaders of LNG fuelling association SEA\LNG have called for greater and compliance and enforcement of Marpol VI Regulations ahead of the upcoming 2020 cap on sulphur emissions. The International Maritime…
Global logistics company Samskip has announced it will acquire two LNG-fuelled vessels as part of a “major Global logistics company Samskip has announced it will acquire two LNG-fuelled vessels as part…
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued new guidelines covering design criteria for LNG fuelling systems and the evaluation of Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during fuel transfer operations at waterfront…
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Free ReadGerman maritime solutions firm Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has been awarded a management contract for a new LNG bunkering vessel in the Baltic Sea. The Gas Supply Vessel (GSV) is…

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”.