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Thursday, 03 December 2015
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.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
The Northwestern US city of Tacoma will undertake improvements ahead of building utility Puget Sound Energy’s $275 million LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Tacoma.
Future LNG-fuelled Con-Ro owner and LNG exporter, Crowley Maritime has been granted approval by the US and Canadian energy regulators to import LNG from Canada.
Germany’s short sea containership owner Nordic Hamburg has ordered four dual-fuel tank container ships from Chinese shipyard Huatai Heavy Industries in Jiangsu Province, Chinese website SoShip reported.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Estonian shipping group Tallink has agreed a sale and charter back for fast ferry, “Superstar” delivered 2008, to finance a new dual-fuel LNG fast ferry.

News Nudges

SEA / LNG calls for review of Green Bond certification

Industry consortium SEA / LNG has called on the Climate Bond Initiative to review criteria for its proposed Green Bond certification of Low Carbon Shipping to accommodate greater financing for LNG-fuelled vessels. The consortium notes that proposals lean “towards being technology prescriptive” rather than goal oriented, noting that “immature and emerging technologies such as ammonia and hydrogen, that will require significant research and development investment over many years if they are to scale safely in the deep-sea maritime environment, appear to be favoured”. A recent study commissioned by SEA-LNG from CE Delft concludes that LNG-fuelled ships, with little or no modifications, can realise significant GHG savings through the use of liquid biomethane (LBM) and liquid synthetic methane (LSM), with estimated sustainable global supplies potentially exceeding the demands of shipping in the future. “LNG through the gradual introduction of LBM/LSM offers a realistic pathway for reducing shipping’s GHG emissions and we believe it should be recognized accordingly. Today, LNG is operationally effective, safe, scalable to meet shipping’s needs, and improves global air quality... Specifying green investment criteria that favour specific technology pathways risks forcing the shipping industry into non-optimal solutions from environmental, operational, and commercial perspectives and must be avoided,” SEA /LNG said in an open letter to the industry.


European LNG stations pumping biogas

More than 25% of CNG and LNG fuelling stations in Europe are now delivering biomethane, according to analysis of 4,120 stations by the Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA). “It is key to understand and acknowledge that a vehicle that is fuelled with renewable gas, is effectively climate neutral. Europe’s renewable gas production capacity is proven and sustainability criteria in place are fully respected. Today, it is the best solution to boost the decarbonization process of the transport sector leveraging on a real circular economy,” Andrea Gerini NGVA Europe Secretary General, said. The figures show that an average of 17% all gas delivered is now biomethane with bioLNG becoming a “growing reality” as a cost-effective transition towards “carbon neutral mobility”. “While continuously increasing the rate of renewable gas in our network, there is future potential also in improving the efficiency of natural gas engines. This will progress hand in hand,” Gerini stated.


Dunkerque LNG launches truck fuelling

Terminal operator Dunkerque LNG is introducing truck fuelling at its sites with a new service reportedly offering 3,000 slots per year. The firm is majority-owned by a consortium of gas infrastructure group Fluxys, AXA Investment owns and operates Dunkirk LNG terminal in the north of France.