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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…
Japanese transport company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a long-term charter contract  with Gas Sayago for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project that will support LNG bunkering…
New analysis of LNG fuelling operations and potential LNG bunker volumes at the port of Antwerp suggests relatively slow growth rate up to 2025.
Technology research and advisory company Technavio has called the construction of new LNG fuelling infrastructure ‘essential’ to support the growth of the fuel in the maritime sector.
Cross-border LNG project Poseidon Med II has carried out  an on-site survey of Patras Port in Greece as part of a recent workshop aimed at boosting the acceptance of LNG…
French LNG solutions provider Axègaz has been greenlit by the European Commission for €27.8 million in funding to develop its LNG Motion project, which will support the roll-out of LNG…
Marine certification agency DNV GL has issued guidance to the EU around methods to support wider adoption of LNG as a marine fuel in Europe.

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.