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Standards agency DNV GL has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) for a new waste heat-derived LNG fuel supply system designed by Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE).
Free ReadEngine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions has signed a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with GIE Dragages- Ports for maintenance of its first LNG-fuelled dredger. The Samuel de Champlain dredger is operated…
Shipbuilding firm Hyundai Heavy Industries has received Approval in Principle from classification society Korean Register (KR) for its designs for a large LNG-fuelled carbon dioxide carrier.
Shipping firm Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has taken delivery of its first LNG-fuelled shuttle tanker, the Frida Knutsen.
Shipbuilder Keppel AmFELS has delivered the first LNG-fuelled ship to Hawaii, with cargo shipping firm Pasha Hawaii adding the containership George III to its fleet.
Free ReadThe number of ports capable of bunkering LNG worldwide could top 200 within two years, according to the latest forecasts from shipping services company Clarksons Research. The firm reports that…
Fuel solutions provider Pivotal LNG has completed the first delivery of renewable LNG for a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) at the Trussville LNG facility in Alabama.
The LNG bunkering market is set to grow by more than half over the next decade, according to a new study by consultancy Transparency Market Research (TMR).
Free ReadFinnish state-owned energy company Gasum has obtained a license for distribution of LNG in Belgium. The new LNG distribution license will allow the firm to expand its supply network and…
Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG has expanded its membership with the addition of the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest port in Belgium, and Newport Shipping UK, specialist provider of dry-docking, retrofit,…
The Clean Canaveral, the largest Jones Act-compliant LNG bunkering barge, has completed inaugural bunkering operations in Florida.
Fuelling specialists Pavilion Energy and TotalEnergies have launched a new LNG bunker vessel in Singapore.
Free ReadGas specialists Achema Gas Trade and Avenir LNG have collaborated on the first LNG ship delivery to the new LNG terminal at the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The delivery marks…
Fuel supplier Titan LNG has partnered with Malaysian energy firm Petronas to carry out ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering of the world’s first LNG-fuelled Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC).

News Nudges

GSI receives LNG PCTC orders

Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has secured orders to build LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from H-Line Shipping and BYD Group. The orders include two LNG dual-fuel PCTS for H-Line with a capacity of 8,600. The vessels will be chartered to Hyudai Glovis.

Tote hits North American bunkering milestone

Fuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the 300th operation with its bunker vessel, Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge in North America. The milestone was completed at Jax LNG in Florida by subsidiary Tote Services which operates the barge. The Clean Jacksonville also supplies Tote’s Marlin class LNG-powered vessels in Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville was built by Conrad Industries and features a single GTT LNG tank with capacity of 2,200 cubic metres.

Slow start to 2023 for newbuild orders

The first month of 2023 saw no new confirmed orders for LNG-fuelled ships, according to the latest figures from certification agency DNV. ‘The year has come off to a slow start for orders on alternative fuelled vessels, however February is already looking more promising,’ said Martin Wold, Principal Consultant in DNV’s Maritime Advisory business. More competitive gas prices in January are expected to boost demand over the course of the year. The total number of LNG-fuelled ships ordered in 2022 fell compared to 2021, from 240 to 222.

China trials fuel tank replacement bunkering

The first successful refuelling of LNG by the novel tank replacement method has been completed in China, with two vessels bunkering fuel in in Xuzhou, northwestern Jiangsu province. The process involved the LNG-fuelled containerships Hongyuan Xuzhou and Hongyuan Wuhan and replacement of movable fuel tanks, each containing 17 tonnes of LNG. “This kind of movable LNG fuel tank supplying gas to cargo ships is like replacing batteries for new energy vehicles,” Miao Xiaochao, Team Leader of CNOOC Jiangsu LNG Tank Replacing Project Team, reportedly said. “This model is the first in China. The whole process only takes 15 to 30 minutes, which is 60% to 70% shorter than the traditional filling method.” The new method is particularly beneficial for inland transport where a lack of available stations on China’s main rivers has limited LNG uptake. Following refuelling the ships set sail on the Jiangsu section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.