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Thursday, 18 June 2020
The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued two new bunker supplier licenses, including provisions for dual-fuelled bunker barges
Nordic energy group Gasum has completed the first LNG bunkering operations for the vessel Sleipnir, the largest semi-submersible crane vessel in the world.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Free ReadStandards agency DNV GL has launched a new online bunkering platform for LNG, designed to streamline the process from purchasing to delivery. The FuelBoss system provides a single common platform…
Fuelling systems specialist Alternoil has commissioned the largest LNG vehicle fuelling station in Europe, near the city of Bakum in Germany.
Developers of an LNG terminal project in Northern Germany have completed the pre-qualification process to select tenders, paving the way for a final decision within the coming months.
Finnish state-owned gas company Gasum has completed the 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation from its vessel Coralius.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Free ReadJapanese shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has doubled down on plans to deploy LNG as a fuel in its fleet, announcing its second LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier…
Power system manufacturer MAN Cryo has signed a supply contract with Swedish shipping line Wallenius SOL for the provision of LNG fuel-gas supply systems for two newbuild RoRo vessels.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
National gas utility GAIL India has begun trucking imported LNG from Gujarat to Odisha to meet fuelling demand in the eastern Indian state.
Free ReadThe first ship-to-ship bunkering of a cruise ship has been carried out by Nordic energy group Gasum, paving the way for wider uptake of the fuel on international routes. The…
Rising demand for LNG as a marine transport fuel is expected to drive up its share of the global bunker mix, according to energy giant Total.
Authorities at the Port of Antwerp have announced the successful completion of the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the port.
Free ReadAustrian integrated oil and gas company OMV predicts that LNG fuelling for road transport is set to increase rapidly in Europe, driving infrastructure investment in the continent. The LNG-fuelled heavy-duty…
Thursday, 13 February 2020
New analysis from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) suggests more must be done by transport operators using LNG, in order to combat gas leakage and prevent climate impacts.

News Nudges

2021 a ‘defining year’ for LNG

Research consultancy Wood Mackenzie predicts that 2021 will be a ‘defining year’ for the LNG industry as policymakers drive forward change around the globe. “Decarbonising natural gas will become a strategic priority for the gas industry,” Massimo Di Odoardo, vice president at Wood Mackenzie, said. “Following a raft of LNG project cancellations last year, current high prices will have emboldened LNG developers. However, for new projects to be developed, contract activity will need to pick up. Buyers will be looking to assess their portfolio requirements and just how comfortable they are in committing for new long-term firm LNG vs increasing their spot market exposure.”


Titan, NYK sign Green Zeebrugge charter agreement

Fuel specialist Titan LNG and shipping firm NYK Line have signed a charter agreement for the LNG bunker vessel Green Zeebrugge. The agreement will see Titan LNG charter the vessel from February for the bunkering of LNG in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. “We are excited to announce the chartering of the Green Zeebrugge. January has proven exceptionally busy, underlining the timeliness of our decision to secure this additional capacity. Titan LNG carried out seven LNG operations during one weekend, three of which were to large crude shuttle tankers from Equinor, a term contract partner of Titan’s. Using the Green Zeebrugge we were able to ensure safe and timely deliveries to all the vessels,” Michael Schaap, Commercial Director at Titan LNG, commented.


Venice LNG facility gains approval

Authorities in Italy’s Veneto Region have approved plans for the construction and operation of a new LNG terminal and bunkering infrastructure. Supported by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) initiative the Venice LNG Facility represents €18.5 million investment and is expected to include significant LNG bunkering infrastructure.


Wärtsilä Extends Golar dual-fuel maintenance agreement

Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a agreement with Golar Management Norway for maintenance on 16 dual-fuel LNG carriers. The five-year extension contract includes four vessels with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and two with 34DF and Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines. “We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Wärtsilä with this service agreement extension. Wärtsilä’s digital remote support capabilities have proved to be of great value for us, saving both time and costs by often eliminating the need to have service people sent onboard in person.” Øistein Dahl, Managing Director of Golar Management Norway, said. The agreement includes dynamic maintenance planning and asset diagnostics, under a predictive maintenance strategy and is complimented by round-the-clock remote support and advice from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres.