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Fuel storage equipment for Scotland’s first LNG-powered ferry has been delivered to Port Glasgow, marking a “significant milestone” according to operator Caledonian Maritime Assets.
A coalition of Australian transport organisations and governmental bodies have opened the new LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG-MFI) in Perth, Western Australia. 
Free ReadA new market study by standards agency DNV GL forecasts a “huge potential” for LNG as a marine fuel in the Iberian Peninsula.  The recently published study was conducted as…
Energy firms ExxonMobil, Eagle LNG Partners and Crowley have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on the development of LNG as a marine fuel. 
Authorities in India have published new guidelines for the operation of LNG-fuelled vessels in the country’s waters. 
Free ReadLNG equipment developer LIQAL has obtained a patent for a new design of LNG dispenser that promises to improve the refuelling process for LNG-powered vehicles.  The patented nozzle docking bay…
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has welcomed the ports of Ningbo-Zhousan, Marseille Fos and Vancouver as the newest members to its LNG Bunkering Port Focus Group. 
Industry coalition SEA\LNG has added Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) as its latest member, representing the Japanese ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki. 
Gas infrastructure specialist Pitpoint.LNG is to build a new LNG bunkering station in the harbor of Cologne port, Germany. 
Free ReadEnergy firms Shell and Qatar Petroleum have formed a joint venture partnership focused on the development of LNG marine fuelling infrastructure.  The newly formed partnership builds on previous agreements between…
Finnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply LNG-fuelled engines and supply systems for four Finnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply LNG-fuelled engines and supply systems for four next-generation tankers ordered by…
Norwegian firm Knutsen OAS Shipping has selected MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply four dual-fuel engines for the construction of two newbuild LNG tankers.
Free ReadAuthorities at the Port of Helsinki have published guidelines for the bunkering of LNG, designed to promote the safe use of the fuel. The 35-page safety manual includes details on…
Logistics service provider Vos Logistics has announced the expansion of its LNG-fuelled fleet with the addition of two new LNG Ecocombi trucks. The vehicles will operate in the Benelux region on…

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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”.