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Fuel services firm Ham Group has opened a new LNG service station in the Allier department in central France.
Free ReadAuthorities at the Port of Gothenburg have published the first guidance for ship-to-ship methanol bunkering at the port, as part of an ambition to accelerate the uptake of ‘carbon neutral…
LNG could account for 10% of the bunker market by 2030 as ‘global momentum’ spurs new infrastructure, according to energy major TotalEnergies, but uptake still faces several challenges in the…
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Growth in the global LNG fleet has continued apace in 2022, with Norwegian standards agency DNV GL adding more than three dozen new LNG-fuelled ships to its index.
Thursday, 10 February 2022
UK logistics group Gregory Distribution has extended its use of bioLNG with the addition of 12 new Volvo LNG tractor units.
Free ReadThe Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published updated operational guidance for LNG bunkering, calling the safe use of LNG as a marine fuel ‘a priority issue’.…
Fuelling specialists Cryonorm Systems and Liqvis have signed a collaboration agreement to develop a series of public LNG fuelling stations in Europe.
Fuelling specialists Snam4Mobility and OrangeGas (OG) have signed a partnership agreement to jointly develop a new bioLNG refuelling station in Germany.
Free ReadConstruction has started on the largest-ever LNG bunkering barge in the US, at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Wisconsin. The project has been undertaken on behalf of shipping and fuelling firm…
Container shipping line CMA CGM has signed a landmark agreement with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) to bunker vessels with LNG at Yangshan Port.
Fuel supplier Titan LNG has secured a tender to supply LNG for French ferry operator Corsca Linea at the port of Marseille.
Free ReadFinnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Swedish ferry operator Stena RoRo to supply LNG propulsion systems for three new ferries. The agreement will see Wärtsilä provide dual-fuel…
Authorities in Singapore have reported strong LNG bunker growth in 2021, with the nation retaining its position as one of the world’s leading bunkering ports.
Authorities at the Port of Marseille Fos in the south of France have completed the first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation at the site.

News Nudges

GSI receives LNG PCTC orders

Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has secured orders to build LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from H-Line Shipping and BYD Group. The orders include two LNG dual-fuel PCTS for H-Line with a capacity of 8,600. The vessels will be chartered to Hyudai Glovis.

Tote hits North American bunkering milestone

Fuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the 300th operation with its bunker vessel, Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge in North America. The milestone was completed at Jax LNG in Florida by subsidiary Tote Services which operates the barge. The Clean Jacksonville also supplies Tote’s Marlin class LNG-powered vessels in Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville was built by Conrad Industries and features a single GTT LNG tank with capacity of 2,200 cubic metres.

Slow start to 2023 for newbuild orders

The first month of 2023 saw no new confirmed orders for LNG-fuelled ships, according to the latest figures from certification agency DNV. ‘The year has come off to a slow start for orders on alternative fuelled vessels, however February is already looking more promising,’ said Martin Wold, Principal Consultant in DNV’s Maritime Advisory business. More competitive gas prices in January are expected to boost demand over the course of the year. The total number of LNG-fuelled ships ordered in 2022 fell compared to 2021, from 240 to 222.

China trials fuel tank replacement bunkering

The first successful refuelling of LNG by the novel tank replacement method has been completed in China, with two vessels bunkering fuel in in Xuzhou, northwestern Jiangsu province. The process involved the LNG-fuelled containerships Hongyuan Xuzhou and Hongyuan Wuhan and replacement of movable fuel tanks, each containing 17 tonnes of LNG. “This kind of movable LNG fuel tank supplying gas to cargo ships is like replacing batteries for new energy vehicles,” Miao Xiaochao, Team Leader of CNOOC Jiangsu LNG Tank Replacing Project Team, reportedly said. “This model is the first in China. The whole process only takes 15 to 30 minutes, which is 60% to 70% shorter than the traditional filling method.” The new method is particularly beneficial for inland transport where a lack of available stations on China’s main rivers has limited LNG uptake. Following refuelling the ships set sail on the Jiangsu section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.