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Thursday, 01 November 2018
Finnish energy group Gasum has acquired partner Lyse Group’s share in LNG joint venture Skangas, increasing its shareholding to 100%. 
Free ReadSwedish vehicle manufacturer Scania has introduced the world’s first LNG-fuelled long-distance coach.  The Scania Interlink Medium Decker coach features operational range of up to 1,000 kilometres and is claimed to…
Gibraltese shipyard Gibdock is to retrofit the vessel Napoles to run on LNG fuel on behalf of ferry line Baleària. 
Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten has contracted engineering group Rolls-Royce to supply power and propulsion systems for four newbuild LNG-fuelled Ro-Pax vessels currently under construction. 
Standards agency DNV GL and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) have signed a joint development project agreement to develop a new LNG-fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). 
Thursday, 01 November 2018
Free ReadLNG development consortium the Green Corridor Joint Industry Project (JIP) has concluded work to design an LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax for transport of iron ore and coal from Australia to China.  The…
Thursday, 01 November 2018
Chinese gas distributor ENN Energy has ordered China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel. 
Russian state-run shipping company Sovcomflot has completed the maiden voyage of its LNG-fuelled crude oil tanker Gagarin Prospect. 
Free ReadThe European Union has announced it will invest €2.9 million in the expansion of the LNG filling station network in Finland by national energy firm Gasum.  Delivered under the EU’s…
Tanker operator AET has received two LNG dual-fuelled Aframax tankers from shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. 
Thursday, 01 November 2018
Bulk cargo carrier ESL Shipping has received the LNG-fuelled vessel Viikki from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China. 
LNG specialist Crowley Maritime has christened its new Commitment Class vessel El Coquí, marking the first combination container/roll-on, roll-off ship to be powered by the fuel. 
Free ReadEnergy firms Total and Pavilion Energy have signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly develop LNG bunker infrastructure at the port of Singapore.  The wide-ranging deal will see Total…
Swedish engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo is to supply propulsion systems for the world’s first LNG-fuelled fishing trawler. 

News Nudges

Equinor secures LNG bunkering supply

Norwegian energy group Equinor has signed a contract to bunker LNG for two dual-fuel powered crude shuttle tankers when they begin operation later this year. The agreement with Nordic gas specialist Gasum will see bunkering carried out by bunker vessel offshore in Skagen, Denmark, and Mongstad, Norway. “We are happy to support Equinor in its ambition towards cleaner shipping,” Kimmo Rahkamo, vice president at Gasum, commented. Built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, the two 123,100-dwt The two shuttle tankers - Eagle Blane and Eagle Balder – are under construction by South Korean Shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries on behalf of AET Sea Shuttle, a joint venture between ADS Shipping and AET Tankers. They will both be chartered by Equinor on a long-term basis.


Fratelli Cosulich plans LNG push

Family-owned bunkering firm Fratelli Cosulich has announced plans to expand with the addition of a fleet of new bunker tankers. The firm currently has physical supply operations in Singapore and trading offices in Dubai, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Italy, Monaco and New York. "We will soon announce a new location where we will be physical suppliers with a fleet of six (owned and operated) tankers," Cosulich said, adding that the firm expects “the new physical supply location to be up and running by the end of Q1 2020". The firm has given no details on the fuel the fleet will supply but is considering a move into the LNG bunker market, with Cosulich stating that the firm is “actively looking into” LNG trading and bunkering and plans “to make our first investment soon”.