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Norwegian transport fuel specialist Cryo Shipping has announced the completion of one of the largest LNG bunkering operations in Asia.
Free ReadShipping firm Brittany Ferries has announced the launch of the first LNG-powered ferry to serve the UK. The Salamanca was launched from the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China at a…
Authorities in Singapore have received the island’s first LNG bunkering vessel, the FueLNG Bellina.
Integrated distributor Avenir LNG has announced the launch of the largest dual-purpose LNG supply and bunkering vessel in China.
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Free ReadMarine solutions and energy services firm Crowley Maritime has launched a New Energy division, focused on LNG and offshore wind. The new unit will build on the firm’s expertise in…
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Gas producer Novatek has announced the expansion of its network of LNG fuelling stations as its Cryogas-Vysotsk site reached a new production milestone.
Energy major Shell has secured an LNG bunker licence from HM Government of Gibraltar, paving the way for new refuelling infrastructure on the British overseas territory.
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Free ReadBunker and lubricant supplier Peninsula Petroleum has announced plans to launch an LNG bunker service as part of its energy transition strategy. The new business unit will focus on developing…
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Scandinavian gas specialist Gasum has signed a new LNG bunkering agreement with oil and gas major Equinor, expanding its operations to the Antwerp-Amsterdam-Rotterdam (ARA) region.
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Energy developers Shell and Q-LNG Transport has commenced operations from its first offshore LNG articulated tug and barge (ATB) in the US.
Cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation has inaugurated its latest LNG-fuelled cruise ship the Mardi Gras, following construction in Finland.
Cold chain distribution firm Reed Boardall has opened a new bioLNG refuelling station in the UK as part of a comprehensive renewable fuel strategy.
Free ReadEnergy major Total and shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have inaugurated the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, the Gas Agility. The giant refuelling ship began operations this month with…
State-owned oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has completed the first commercial LNG bunkering operation in Malaysia

News Nudges

UECC assigns LNG-fuelled PCTC to new North Sea route

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched a new North Sea service, announcing plans to deploy one of its two new multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid vessels on the route. The new service will connect the ports of Zeebrugge, Esbjerg, Gothenburg and Drammen on a weekly basis. It will initially be served by the pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) Minchah before being replaced by a new LNG-fuelled PCTC currently under construction. “UECC is very pleased to launch this new North Sea service, and finally adding Denmark to our pan European short sea shipping network, as well as adding Gothenburg as our third port of call in Sweden in addition to our existing service to Malmo and Wallhamn, enabling us to provide our customers with a wider ranging sustainable product” Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC, said.

GTT to design fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels

Naval engineering group Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design cryogenic fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels. The deal will see GTT supply Mark III membrane containment technology, for the mid-size container vessels which are scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth quarter of 2024. “In addition to the engineering services and technical assistance at the shipyard, GTT will assist the operator throughout every step of its first LNG-fuelled projects (commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, specific LNG operations and maintenance of the vessels). Moreover, GTT will provide LNG training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim® training simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels,” a spokesperson for GTT said.

UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry reaches Bilbao

The UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry has completed its maiden voyage to Bilbao, bunkering for the first time at the LNG refuelling station at the Spanish port. The Salamanca is operated by Brittany Ferries and is the first LNG-powered vessel to join its fleet. “LNG-powered ships like Salamanca are a clear statement of our commitment to the future and to fleet renewal,” Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries, said. “Salamanca is capable of running on future fuels like e-methane or bio-methane if these become available in volume. Either has the potential to cut carbon footprint significantly, in addition to the cleaner air that LNG-power brings from day one.” The Salamanca will make two voyages from Portsmouth to Bilbao per week as well as a weekly return voyage to Cherbourg in France.