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Danish gas specialist Kosan Crisplant has introduced a new Y-piece LNG bunker connector, designed to reduce truck-to-ship bunkering time by half. 
Free ReadA consortium of Indian energy companies has committed to introduce almost 20 LNG fuelling stations in the country by next year to support heavy-goods transport growth.  The proposed network of…
Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Standards agency American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has classed the newly converted LNG-fuelled ferry, Spirit of British Columbia. 
Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri has signed a memorandum of understanding with cruise line Carnival Corporation for the construction of two next-generation LNG-fuelled cruise ships. 
Norwegian LNG specialist Skangas and shipping line Furetank have completed the first refuelling operations for the dual-fuel vessel Fure Vinga using Liquefied Biogas (LBG). 
Free ReadNatural gas specialist Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has announced plans to improve its LNG bunkering capacity via a series of partnerships with global bunkering firms.  The energy firm has announced…
The government of South Korea plans to introduce new legislation to ‘revitalise’ LNG-related shipbuilding in the country. 
Shipping line Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have completed concept designs for a new LNG-fuelled bulk carrier. 
Record demand for LNG from shipping lines may be set to make it “the marine fuel of the 21st Century”, according to the latest research by consultancy Drewry Maritime. 
Free ReadBelgian gas transmission system operator Fluxys has started operations at the port of Antwerp to deliver LNG fuel for ships and barges.  The firm has taken over the concession for…
Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi has taken delivery of the first of six new LNG-fuelled tankers, Fure Vinga. 
LNG specialist Crowley Maritime has loaded the first LNG fuel at its Eagle LNG Partners liquefaction facility near Jacksonville, Florida. 
Shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine has held a naming ceremony for the first dual-fuel LNG tug in South East Asia. 
Free ReadLNG technology development consortium Forward Maritime Group has signed a Letter of Intent for 20 LNG-fuelled bulker vessels.  The advanced forward bulker 84-LNG bulk carriers will be constructed by Singapore-listed shipbuilder Jiangsu…

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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”.