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Thursday, 12 January 2017
Norwegian terminal operator Skangas has completed the first bunkering operations for the LNG-fuelled fast ferry M/S Megastar at its newly opened Skangas Pori LNG terminal in Finland.
Free ReadLNG specialist Gazpromneft Marine Bunker has delivered the first LNG fuel for bunkering operations at the port of Arkhangelsk as part of its agreement with port operator FSUE Rosmorport. The…
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Standards agency American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published new guidelines for LNG bunkering which outline requirements for the “design, construction, and survey” of LNG-fuelled carriers and barges.
European energy trading house RWE Supply & Trading is to partner with authorities at the German port of Duisburg to implement a joint project focused on developing LNG fuelling infrastructure…
Free ReadSingapore’s port authority has issued bunker survey licences for 51 companies to operate in the Port of Singapore. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) awarded the licenses to firms…
Fuelling specialist and developer LNG Gorskaya has signed an agreement to develop LNG bunkering infrastructure for cruise ships and ferries at Russia's new Marine Façade passenger port in St. Petersburg.
Norwegian LNG developer Dreifa Energy has signed an operational partner agreement with German maritime solutions firm  Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to collaborate on  floating LNG regasification solutions.
Bunkering specialist Bomin Linde LNG has completed fuelling operations for Australia’s first LNG-fuelled ferry, the Searoad Mersey II, at its fabrication site in Odense, Denmark.
Free ReadShipping firm Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) has launched a new LNG-fuelled ferry and completed first bunkering operations at its SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The Seaspan Swift…
Fuelling specialist and developer LNG Gorskaya is to build an LNG bunker station in the port of Mõntu, in western Estonia.
South Korean utility Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) is to invest US$9 million to develop LNG bunkering infrastructure at Tongyeong, in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
Energy investment company Risco Energy Group has signed a joint venture agreement with fuelling specialist Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific (AG&P) to develop small to mid-scale LNG terminals and supply chains…
Free ReadShipping firm DEPA and ferry operator Attica Holdings have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study the use of LNG fuel to power passenger ships in Europe. The collaboration…
A consortium consisting of ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (BSM) and Calor Gas has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Orkney Islands Council to develop LNG…

News Nudges

SEA / LNG calls for review of Green Bond certification

Industry consortium SEA / LNG has called on the Climate Bond Initiative to review criteria for its proposed Green Bond certification of Low Carbon Shipping to accommodate greater financing for LNG-fuelled vessels. The consortium notes that proposals lean “towards being technology prescriptive” rather than goal oriented, noting that “immature and emerging technologies such as ammonia and hydrogen, that will require significant research and development investment over many years if they are to scale safely in the deep-sea maritime environment, appear to be favoured”. A recent study commissioned by SEA-LNG from CE Delft concludes that LNG-fuelled ships, with little or no modifications, can realise significant GHG savings through the use of liquid biomethane (LBM) and liquid synthetic methane (LSM), with estimated sustainable global supplies potentially exceeding the demands of shipping in the future. “LNG through the gradual introduction of LBM/LSM offers a realistic pathway for reducing shipping’s GHG emissions and we believe it should be recognized accordingly. Today, LNG is operationally effective, safe, scalable to meet shipping’s needs, and improves global air quality... Specifying green investment criteria that favour specific technology pathways risks forcing the shipping industry into non-optimal solutions from environmental, operational, and commercial perspectives and must be avoided,” SEA /LNG said in an open letter to the industry.


European LNG stations pumping biogas

More than 25% of CNG and LNG fuelling stations in Europe are now delivering biomethane, according to analysis of 4,120 stations by the Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA). “It is key to understand and acknowledge that a vehicle that is fuelled with renewable gas, is effectively climate neutral. Europe’s renewable gas production capacity is proven and sustainability criteria in place are fully respected. Today, it is the best solution to boost the decarbonization process of the transport sector leveraging on a real circular economy,” Andrea Gerini NGVA Europe Secretary General, said. The figures show that an average of 17% all gas delivered is now biomethane with bioLNG becoming a “growing reality” as a cost-effective transition towards “carbon neutral mobility”. “While continuously increasing the rate of renewable gas in our network, there is future potential also in improving the efficiency of natural gas engines. This will progress hand in hand,” Gerini stated.


Dunkerque LNG launches truck fuelling

Terminal operator Dunkerque LNG is introducing truck fuelling at its sites with a new service reportedly offering 3,000 slots per year. The firm is majority-owned by a consortium of gas infrastructure group Fluxys, AXA Investment owns and operates Dunkirk LNG terminal in the north of France.