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Shipping line CMA CGM has welcomed the world’s largest LNG-fuelled container ship to its fleet, the Jacques Saade.
Free ReadAuthorities in Singapore have called for bids from LNG bunker firms to expand refuelling infrastructure across the island state. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issued a request…
Thursday, 19 November 2020
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has published a new LNG Ready Terminal tool, providing guidance for safe handling of LNG-fuelled vessels.
Classification society the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has opened a new LNG bunkering simulation centre in Busan, South Korea.
Fuelling specialist FueLNG has named Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, FueLNG Bellina, ahead of first scheduled operations by the end of the year.
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Free ReadSouth African fuel firm DNG Energy has received approval to commence LNG bunkering in the Port of Coega, South Africa from 2021. The authorization marks the first such license issued…
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Energy major Total has signed contracts to charter four new LNG-powered Aframax-type vessels by the end of 2023.
LNG project development firm Epik is to add bunkering services to its proposed Newcastle GasDock LNG import terminal in Australia.
Free ReadShipping line Siem has introduced the first transatlantic car freighter powered by LNG, delivering its first cargo on behalf of Volkwagen Group. The Siem Confucious made its maiden shipment of…
Authorities in South Korea have revised gas regulations to accelerate the uptake of LNG as a fuel for transport in the country.
Authorities at the port of Rotterdam have reported a record rise in LNG bunker sales in the second quarter, as the fuel took market share from traditional marine fuel oil.
Ship services specialist Newport Shipping has increased its focus on LNG conversions and retrofitting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as it sees renewed demand for solutions to meet…
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadDutch fuel merchant Rolande LNG has entered the German market with the opening of a CNG/LNG filling station near Ulm in the south of the country. The self-serve station features…
The European Commission is to invest €27 million in two LNG bunkering projects in Spain.

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.