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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.
Lithuanian state-owned utility Klaipedos Nafta has partnered on LNG bunkering rules with the Iberian association of natural gas for mobility (GASNAM) ahead of 2017 bunkering start up.
Brodosplit has cut steel on a four dual-fuelled box ship order, with each ship having a capacity of 2,000 TEU.
In the port of Rotterdam is rewarding ships that score high on the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) receive a discount on seaport dues already paid, for example LNG-fulled vessels.
Belgian region of Flanders plans to remove road taxes for cars fuelled by natural gas or run on electricity, and registration taxes will also be scrapped, and Spain is expected…
American trucking logistics company Ryder System and filling station supplier Clean Energy Fuels will switch two Ryder stations in Orange and Fontana in the US West Coast state of California…
The Government of Gibraltar has signed a heads of agreement on supply of LNG from Shell’s small scale LNG terminal and storage facility on the North side of Gibraltar Harbour
Dutch LNG filling station provider Cryonorm has started construction on an LNG filling station at a site owned by logistics service provider Rotra in Doesburg, Netherlands. The project is a…
US LNG marketer and producer Applied LNG held an official ribbon cutting ceremony late last month for its LNG filling station and liquefaction facility in Midlothian, 25 miles southwest of…
Thursday, 05 November 2015
Exhibiting at Gastech conference in Singapore, class body ABS said it had approved a Chinese Gas-Block (CGB) offshore terminal and bunkering concept. ABS was separately selected to class WesPac Midstream…
French class body Bureau Veritas has granted an AIP to French LNG containment manufacturer GTT for an LNG bunker tanker design. It has separately released a new notation for LNG…
DNV GL and its partners have released a technical and economic feasibly study for an LNG-fuelled, turbine-driven Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV).
Shanghai-based offshore finance and services provider Landmark Capital has invested in Norwegian company Connect LNG, which in June unveiled a mobile LNG loading system.

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.