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Canadian resources and mining company Teck Resources is piloting LNG as fuel conversion for six of its owned haul trucks at its Fording River steelmaking coal operation in British Columbia.
TravelCenters of America, in partnership with Dutch major Shell, announced the opening of LNG truck fueling lanes and repair services at a TravelCenter location in California.
Canadian resources and mining company Teck Resources is piloting LNG as fuel conversion for six of its owned haul trucks at its Fording River steelmaking coal operation in British Columbia.
Denmark-based shipowner Evergas has ordered four INEOS MAX 32,000 cubic metre liquefied ethane/ethylene/LNG carriers for construction with assistance from JHW Engineering & Contracting.
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Last week Lithuanian terminal operator Klaipėdos Nafta started a joint venture with German LNG fuel supplier Bomin Linde LNG that will build and operate an LNG bunker supply vessel at…
Five ports within the Baltic ports organization —Turku, Naantali and HaminaKotka in Finland, and Stockholm in Sweden — have joined with a Finnish ferry operator Viking Line to implement services…
Wespact Midstream, Vancouver LLC has invited public comment online at the website of the BC Environmental Assessment office on its plan to build a marine jetty for berthing and transferring…
Titan LNG, the Dutch LNG supplier for the industrial and shipping sector, and Dutch small scale LNG technology company Osomo Projects have signed a partnership agreement to build the first…
LNG truck manufacturer Iveco has plans to shift its dealership structure, creating new dutch-foucssed business from next year, Iveco NLS BV, responsible for sales and marketing operations related Iveco Iveco…
The new studies, performed by DNV GL, focus on the technical, safety and operational risk aspects of LNG bunkering, as well as loading and unloading.
HM Government of Gibraltar has clarified that current LNG plans are only for power a facility only, and future LNG bunkering plans remain “some way away” from fruition.
Deltamarin has signed a €2 million contract to design the world’s first dual-fuelled , LNG handysize bulk carriers. Two ships will be constructed for the Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping, potentailly…
The Dutch govenrment-funded STW Technology Foundation awarded an LNG project with a grant of €3.45 million, one of five projects awarded within the STW Perspective program according to National LNG…
Grain LNG terminal in Kent, UK, National Grid’s commercial LNG terminal, publicly opened an LNG tanker truck loading facility on November 11th for distributing LNG to tanker trucks.

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”.