In this issue


Unilever’s European logistics head Paul de Jong made the announcement at a meeting of the National LNG Platform hosted by the Dutch environmental protection agency, according to the Port of…
Braemar LNG BV is seeing ‘real interest’ in the US for its newly developed LNG tank, the FSP LNG Containment system, being piloted as a marine LNG fuelling tank in…
The US government on December 9 published the text of a bill that would cut excise taxes on LNG fuel for marine transportation on the inland waterways. The Waterway LNG…
A subsidiary of US-based alterative fuel technology provider Fuel Systems Solutions, IMPCO Automotive, last month received US Environmental Protection Agency certification for a bi-fuel CNG system used in a Ford…
Skangas on 8 January oversaw first LNG bunkering to the cement carrier “Greenland” at the quay in Westport Stavanger, Norway, using a Truck-to-Ship delivery method. The LNG powered cement tanker…
Thursday, 28 January 2016
A Spanish designer of FSRUs, Sener Technology and Engineering Group, has independently developed an LNG bunkering vessel Sener has applied knowledge acquired throughout more than 40 years of activity in…
Thursday, 28 January 2016
American engineering consultant CH-IV International has announced that it has been selected as owner’s engineer for Eagle LNG Partners’ previously announced LNG production and export facility in the US port…
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Shell Trading Rotterdam has signed a time-charter agreement that will see it operate 15 under construction LNG-fuelled barges in the Rhine region.
A subsidiary of American ship owner, LNG and logistics services provider Crowley Maritime has selected American Eagle LNG Partners as fuel supplier.
American LNG ship conversion services provider Clean Marine Energy plans to launch first LNG bunker barge in North America in February 2016.
President Obama has approved continuation of an alternative fuel tax credit, part of a bill called Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act (PATH).
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Western Cascade and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) are testing new ways to supply in central Alaska LNG under Alaska’s Interior Energy Project (IEP).
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.

News Nudges

GTT to deliver Chengda tanks

French LNG specialist GTT is to design two very large Membrane Full Containment LNG storage tanks for China Chengda Engineering as part of a cooperation agreement related to the Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal. The order includes two membrane storage tanks, each with a net capacity of 220,000 cubci metres and fitted with GST technology. “This order for two more LNG storage tanks further confirms that GTT's Membrane full containment technology is becoming a reference solution for LNG land storage tanks due to its efficiency, competitiveness, safety and low environmental footprint,” Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. GTT will deliver the tanks in the second quarter of 2024 to the Tianjin south port Industrial Zone in China.

Hudong-Zhonghua finalises Marseille-Fos bunker vessel

The first LNG bunker vessel to be deployed in a French homeport has been launched in China, following completion of construction at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard. The vessel is being built on behalf of joint venture partners TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and will be deployed at the Port of Marseille-Fos, Southern France following sea trial off the coast of Shanghai. “We are excited to be at the forefront of making LNG bunkering capabilities readily available in France and the Mediterranean region,” said Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels at TotalEnergies. “With shipping’s accelerating transition to this cleaner marine fuel, we look forward to providing our customers with another major European hub for their LNG bunkering needs.” The vessel will have a capacity of 18,600 cubic metres and is expected to enter operation in Marseille-Fos by the end of the year.

HAM opens Navalmanzano LLNG station

HAM Group has opened a new LNG fuelling station in Segovia, Spain. The BENITO gas station was installed in one day in Navalmanzano and features integrated dispenser and payment terminal connected to a tank with capacity for 80 cubic metres of LNG. The station allows heavy vehicles and all types of trucks to refuel with LNG. “It keeps the liquid subcooled and adapts immediately to the optimal temperature of the different brands: Iveco, Scania or Volvo, allowing fast and safe refuelling with an innovative nozzle, designed by HAM, with a “nofrost” system and a double anchoring and closing system, in order to avoid leaks, liquid losses and facilitate its disconnection without emitting gas into the air,” a spokesperson for the firm said.