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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…
LNG shipping company Golar LNG has announced that it expects to conduct the first LNG bunkering with the floating liquefied natural gas vessel (FLNG) Hilli Episeyo in mid-September.
Dry bulk carrier ESL Shipping has launched the first LNG-fuelled handysize bulk carrier Viikki at the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China.
Low carbon specialist Cenex is to partner with French LNG fuelling firm Air Liquide to trial a fleet of gas-powered heavy-goods vehicles across the UK as part of ongoing research…
Free ReadGas specialist LNG Rolande and authorities at Gate terminal in Rotterdam have completed refuelling of the first LNG-powered truck at the site. Rolande oversaw the refuelling of the IVECO Stralis…
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. 

News Nudges

Helsinki expands LNG truck refuelling

Authorities at the port of Helsinki in Finland have expanded LNG bunkering capabilities with the launch of new truck-to-ship operations at the Hanasaari terminal. First bunkering operations were carried out by fuel supplier Eesti Gaas with the bulk carriers Viikki and Haaga refuelled in cooperation with operator ESL Shipping. “LNG will replace the diesel fuel used so far as a marine fuel, as a result of which we will have cleaner air and the Baltic Sea… In addition to new passenger ships, new cargo ships are also increasingly switching to LNG technology,” Kalev Reiljan, member of the management board at Eesti Gaas, said. Eesti Gaas is 67% owned by investment company Infortar and includes subsidiaries AS EG Ehitus, which designs and builds gas networks, and distribution service provider AS Gaasivõrgud.


Gothenburg plans liquefied CO2 fuel

A joint venture partnership in Gothenburg, Sweden, is preparing new infrastructure to develop the world’s first liquefied carbon dioxide bunkering technology. The proposed solution will use gas received from carbon capture and storage technology and could compliment LNG as a fuel source at the port as part of an energy transition that is driving the uptake of gas a replacement transport fuel. The CinfraCap project is a joint venture between Göteborg Energi, Nordion Energi, Preem, St1, Renova, and Gothenburg Port Authority. “We must speed up the process if we are to achieve our climate goals and collaboration is the best way forward. We expect to be able to transport two million tonnes of captured carbon dioxide per year from our quayside facility and to do so we must have an efficient infrastructure,” said Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive and one of the parties involved in the joint CinfraCap infrastructure project.