In this issue


Energy major Shell has secured an LNG bunker licence from HM Government of Gibraltar, paving the way for new refuelling infrastructure on the British overseas territory.
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Free ReadBunker and lubricant supplier Peninsula Petroleum has announced plans to launch an LNG bunker service as part of its energy transition strategy. The new business unit will focus on developing…
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Scandinavian gas specialist Gasum has signed a new LNG bunkering agreement with oil and gas major Equinor, expanding its operations to the Antwerp-Amsterdam-Rotterdam (ARA) region.
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Energy developers Shell and Q-LNG Transport has commenced operations from its first offshore LNG articulated tug and barge (ATB) in the US.
Cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation has inaugurated its latest LNG-fuelled cruise ship the Mardi Gras, following construction in Finland.
Cold chain distribution firm Reed Boardall has opened a new bioLNG refuelling station in the UK as part of a comprehensive renewable fuel strategy.
Free ReadEnergy major Total and shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have inaugurated the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, the Gas Agility. The giant refuelling ship began operations this month with…
State-owned oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has completed the first commercial LNG bunkering operation in Malaysia
Engineering group Mitsubishi and industrial gases specialist Air Water have launched a trial of a novel compact LNG filling system, designed to serve fuel heavy trucks.
Free ReadA third of ports in Europe have made LNG bunkering available, according to a new study by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). The organisation’s 2020 environmental report covers more…
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Shipping group NYK Line has launched Japan’s first pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) to be fuelled by LNG, as part of a fleet-wide revamp.
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Japan’s largest LNG-powered vessel, the Sakura Leader, has been refuelled in the country’s first Ship-to-Ship LNG bunkering operation.
Shipping line CMA CGM has welcomed the world’s largest LNG-fuelled container ship to its fleet, the Jacques Saade.
Free ReadAuthorities in Singapore have called for bids from LNG bunker firms to expand refuelling infrastructure across the island state. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issued a request…

News Nudges

GTT to deliver Chengda tanks

French LNG specialist GTT is to design two very large Membrane Full Containment LNG storage tanks for China Chengda Engineering as part of a cooperation agreement related to the Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal. The order includes two membrane storage tanks, each with a net capacity of 220,000 cubci metres and fitted with GST technology. “This order for two more LNG storage tanks further confirms that GTT's Membrane full containment technology is becoming a reference solution for LNG land storage tanks due to its efficiency, competitiveness, safety and low environmental footprint,” Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. GTT will deliver the tanks in the second quarter of 2024 to the Tianjin south port Industrial Zone in China.

Hudong-Zhonghua finalises Marseille-Fos bunker vessel

The first LNG bunker vessel to be deployed in a French homeport has been launched in China, following completion of construction at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard. The vessel is being built on behalf of joint venture partners TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and will be deployed at the Port of Marseille-Fos, Southern France following sea trial off the coast of Shanghai. “We are excited to be at the forefront of making LNG bunkering capabilities readily available in France and the Mediterranean region,” said Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels at TotalEnergies. “With shipping’s accelerating transition to this cleaner marine fuel, we look forward to providing our customers with another major European hub for their LNG bunkering needs.” The vessel will have a capacity of 18,600 cubic metres and is expected to enter operation in Marseille-Fos by the end of the year.

HAM opens Navalmanzano LLNG station

HAM Group has opened a new LNG fuelling station in Segovia, Spain. The BENITO gas station was installed in one day in Navalmanzano and features integrated dispenser and payment terminal connected to a tank with capacity for 80 cubic metres of LNG. The station allows heavy vehicles and all types of trucks to refuel with LNG. “It keeps the liquid subcooled and adapts immediately to the optimal temperature of the different brands: Iveco, Scania or Volvo, allowing fast and safe refuelling with an innovative nozzle, designed by HAM, with a “nofrost” system and a double anchoring and closing system, in order to avoid leaks, liquid losses and facilitate its disconnection without emitting gas into the air,” a spokesperson for the firm said.