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Maritime specialist Petronas Marine has completed first LNG refuelling operations for its bunker vessel Avenir Advantage at the Pintu Gedung anchorage in Port Klang, Malaysia.
Free ReadMaritime group Eastern Pacific Shipping has partnered with technology developer Kanda to bring virtual reality training for LNG bunkering to seafarers. The shipping line and Kanda have jointly developed the…
Russian shipping line Sovcomflot (SCF Group) and energy firm Shell have completed the first LNG bunkering of an Aframax tanker in the US.
Road transport fuel specialist Gasrec has expanded its refuelling network, with the addition of five BioLNG stations and four cryogenic trailers in the UK
Free ReadFrench LNG fuelling firm Air Liquide has fitted two Turbo-Brayton cryogenic units for shipping company BW LNG to store LNG. The installation procedure was carried out on a BW Magna…
Canadian shipping firm SeaspanLNG has secured approval in principle (AiP) for a new for LNG bunker vessel from standards agency Bureau Veritas.
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Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has ordered a new LNG bunker vessel from shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Norwegian firm Cryo Shipping has established a new LNG bunker service in South East Asia, expanding its refuelling capacity in the region.
Free ReadA new study analysing the impacts on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a switch to LNG as a marine fuel has concluded that reductions of up to 23% are achievable.…
Energy major Total has completed the first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation in France.
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Maritime transport group ADNOC Logistics and Services has announced the acquisition of a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), equipped to run on LNG.
Asset management group Atlas has announced a major investment in its LNG fleet, ordering 10 dual-fuel containership newbuilds via subsidiary Seaspan.
Free ReadAuthorities in Singapore have achieved the first containership LNG refuelling in Asia, completing ship-to-ship bunkering from the FueLNG Bellina. The landmark bunkering operation saw the containership CMA CGM Scandola refuel…
Authorities in Japan have waived port entry fees for LNG-fuelled vessels at several key ports.

News Nudges

UECC assigns LNG-fuelled PCTC to new North Sea route

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched a new North Sea service, announcing plans to deploy one of its two new multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid vessels on the route. The new service will connect the ports of Zeebrugge, Esbjerg, Gothenburg and Drammen on a weekly basis. It will initially be served by the pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) Minchah before being replaced by a new LNG-fuelled PCTC currently under construction. “UECC is very pleased to launch this new North Sea service, and finally adding Denmark to our pan European short sea shipping network, as well as adding Gothenburg as our third port of call in Sweden in addition to our existing service to Malmo and Wallhamn, enabling us to provide our customers with a wider ranging sustainable product” Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC, said.


GTT to design fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels

Naval engineering group Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design cryogenic fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels. The deal will see GTT supply Mark III membrane containment technology, for the mid-size container vessels which are scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth quarter of 2024. “In addition to the engineering services and technical assistance at the shipyard, GTT will assist the operator throughout every step of its first LNG-fuelled projects (commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, specific LNG operations and maintenance of the vessels). Moreover, GTT will provide LNG training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim® training simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels,” a spokesperson for GTT said.


UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry reaches Bilbao

The UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry has completed its maiden voyage to Bilbao, bunkering for the first time at the LNG refuelling station at the Spanish port. The Salamanca is operated by Brittany Ferries and is the first LNG-powered vessel to join its fleet. “LNG-powered ships like Salamanca are a clear statement of our commitment to the future and to fleet renewal,” Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries, said. “Salamanca is capable of running on future fuels like e-methane or bio-methane if these become available in volume. Either has the potential to cut carbon footprint significantly, in addition to the cleaner air that LNG-power brings from day one.” The Salamanca will make two voyages from Portsmouth to Bilbao per week as well as a weekly return voyage to Cherbourg in France.