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LNG solutions provider Titan LNG has introduced a new LNG bunkering pontoon, the Titan LNG Flex-Fueler, designed to supply both inland waterway vessels and larger sea-going vessels.
Cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement with energy firm Shell to supply fuel for two next-generation cruise ships and is to expand its fleet with the addition…
A consortium of industrial firms that includes French electric utility Engie, Japanese technology firm Mitsubishi Corporation and shipping group NYK Line has launched Gas4Sea to promote LNG bunkering and LNG…
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Authorities at the Indian port of Kolkata are to develop LNG bunkering facilities at the port’s Haldia Dock Complex.
Authorities in Cyprus have announced their support for further LNG fuelling infrastructure on the island to develop LNG as the “fuel of the future”.
Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cepsa is to develop a multi-product LNG bunkering barge to supply fuel for ships throughout Europe.
International certification agency Bureau Veritas is to class the first container vesselas LNG fuelled, following a fuel conversion process on its engines.
Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is to provide LNG-fuelled engines and ancillary equipment for four newbuild Swedish tankers.
Polish energy firms Grupa Lotos and Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG) have delivered 120,000 litres of LNG as bunker fuel for sea trails of the platform supply vessel Siem…
Japanese technology developer Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) have signed a joint development project with technical services firm Lloyd’s Register (LR) to collaborate on…
Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian gas major Gazprom to cooperate in LNG bunkering studies.
Finnish gas firm Gasum Oy is to collaborate with equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä to develop the “utilization and distribution” of LNG fuel in marine and land markets.
Thursday, 08 September 2016
The first LNG bunkering operation at the Port of Gothenburg has been completed successfully, with the tanker Ternsund refuelling near the island of Fotö at the entrance to the port.
Software developer Kongsberg Digital is to develop a simulator tool for ship operators to train staff on the use of LNG as a fuel.

News Nudges

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”.