In this issue

 

The city of Bolu in Turkey has been testing nine refuse trucks it bought in 2012 from Iveco Stralis CNG. Iveco Stralis just released the results of a three-year pilot…
A report on the efficiency of natural gas trucks has been prepared in Dutch by the RVO.nl, Rijkswaterstaat and TNO managed programme "Truck of the Future" which exists by order…
Thursday, 11 February 2016
ESL Shipping’s new dual-fuelled bulk carriers will not only be the first large LNG-fuelled bulkers, but the first vessels constructed to the new DNV GL rule set. Due for delivery…
Thursday, 11 February 2016
The American Maritime Partnership has called for a lobby group Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) to retract its report that criticized the Jones Act. The AMP claims the report,…
American Ship owner TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico on January 9 performed the first LNG bunkering at Jacksonville Port in the US its for LNG fuelled containership, before taking delivery of…
Yangtze River Delta Emission Control Area (ECA) will be effective from April 1 of this year, the Chinese Ministry of Transport said last Wednesday. The Chinese Government in November announced…
Unilever’s European logistics head Paul de Jong made the announcement at a meeting of the National LNG Platform hosted by the Dutch environmental protection agency, according to the Port of…
Braemar LNG BV is seeing ‘real interest’ in the US for its newly developed LNG tank, the FSP LNG Containment system, being piloted as a marine LNG fuelling tank in…
The US government on December 9 published the text of a bill that would cut excise taxes on LNG fuel for marine transportation on the inland waterways. The Waterway LNG…
A subsidiary of US-based alterative fuel technology provider Fuel Systems Solutions, IMPCO Automotive, last month received US Environmental Protection Agency certification for a bi-fuel CNG system used in a Ford…
Skangas on 8 January oversaw first LNG bunkering to the cement carrier “Greenland” at the quay in Westport Stavanger, Norway, using a Truck-to-Ship delivery method. The LNG powered cement tanker…
Thursday, 28 January 2016
A Spanish designer of FSRUs, Sener Technology and Engineering Group, has independently developed an LNG bunkering vessel Sener has applied knowledge acquired throughout more than 40 years of activity in…
Thursday, 28 January 2016
American engineering consultant CH-IV International has announced that it has been selected as owner’s engineer for Eagle LNG Partners’ previously announced LNG production and export facility in the US port…
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Shell Trading Rotterdam has signed a time-charter agreement that will see it operate 15 under construction LNG-fuelled barges in the Rhine region.

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”.