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Thursday, 25 August 2016
LNG fuelling specialist Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific (AG&P) has announced a “major investment” in Korean engineering and design firm Gas Entec.
Japanese technology developer Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has developed a prototype expandable LNG tank for storing fuel aboard maritime vessels and plans to launch the product commercially.
Chinese developer Shenzhen Biaodian Investment is backing growth in the LNG fuelling sector with the addition of 11 newbuild LNG bunkering barges.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Shipping lines Navigator Gas and Crowley Maritime have both launched new LNG-ready vessels, preparing the way for wider use of the fuel within their fleets.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Engine developer MTU has completed 3,000 hours of bench tests for a new gas marine engine design, that is expected to help power LNG-fuelled vessels from 2017.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
The first sea-going vessel to bunker LNG at the port of Rotterdam has offloaded cargo at Vopak in the Botlek before moving to the Willem Alexanderhaven terminal for refuelling.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance has approved plans for a proposed LNG fuelling station in the port of Tacoma.
Authorities at the port of Ulsan in South Korea are to develop LNG bunkering capabilities in partnership with a number of organisations in a bid to create the country’s first…
The remote island geography of the Philippines and Indonesia coupled with a fall in the cost of LNG is driving growth in LNG fuelling infrastructure and demand, according to technology…
Greek and Bulgarian officials have signed a bilateral agreement to develop an LNG terminal near the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis.
Russia’s Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) has approved plans by developer LNG Gorskaya to build an LNG fuelling station in Saint-Petersburg.
The Australian port of Fremantle has approved plans by fuel provider Evol LNG to develop LNG bunkering facilities at the port.
A consortium of fourteen leading marine industry companies have formed a new coalition, known as SEA/LNG, to support the widespread adoption of LNG as a fuel in the sector.
LNG technology specialist GTT has received Type S (Special Tasks) approval classification for its LNG Bunkering Simulator, the first system of its type related to the simulation of LNG Bunkering…

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”.