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Free ReadSingapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has implemented new measures to support LNG fuelling, reducing port dues for qualifying vessels. The authority has changed its harbour craft port dues to…
Shipping line MSC and energy major Shell have signed a far-reaching agreement to decarbonise maritime transport, citing LNG as a promising pathway for emission reduction.
Norwegian transport group Kanfer Shipping has signed an order with Taizhou Yard in China for two new LNG bunker vessels.
Free ReadGas services firm HAM Group has completed construction of a new LNG service station in Finland. The plant was designed, built, and commissioned by HAM Criogénica on behalf of Finnish…
Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply engines and gas supply systems for two new LNG-fuelled escort tugs in Canada. 
Russian shipping group Sovcomflot (SCF) has signed a charter contract with Sakhalin Energy to provide LNG-fuelled tankers for operation in Russia’s Far East.
Maritime specialist Petronas Marine has completed first LNG refuelling operations for its bunker vessel Avenir Advantage at the Pintu Gedung anchorage in Port Klang, Malaysia.
Free ReadMaritime group Eastern Pacific Shipping has partnered with technology developer Kanda to bring virtual reality training for LNG bunkering to seafarers. The shipping line and Kanda have jointly developed the…
Russian shipping line Sovcomflot (SCF Group) and energy firm Shell have completed the first LNG bunkering of an Aframax tanker in the US.
Road transport fuel specialist Gasrec has expanded its refuelling network, with the addition of five BioLNG stations and four cryogenic trailers in the UK
Free ReadFrench LNG fuelling firm Air Liquide has fitted two Turbo-Brayton cryogenic units for shipping company BW LNG to store LNG. The installation procedure was carried out on a BW Magna…
Canadian shipping firm SeaspanLNG has secured approval in principle (AiP) for a new for LNG bunker vessel from standards agency Bureau Veritas.
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Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has ordered a new LNG bunker vessel from shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Norwegian firm Cryo Shipping has established a new LNG bunker service in South East Asia, expanding its refuelling capacity in the region.

News Nudges

GSI receives LNG PCTC orders

Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has secured orders to build LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from H-Line Shipping and BYD Group. The orders include two LNG dual-fuel PCTS for H-Line with a capacity of 8,600. The vessels will be chartered to Hyudai Glovis.

Tote hits North American bunkering milestone

Fuelling specialist Tote Maritime has completed the 300th operation with its bunker vessel, Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge in North America. The milestone was completed at Jax LNG in Florida by subsidiary Tote Services which operates the barge. The Clean Jacksonville also supplies Tote’s Marlin class LNG-powered vessels in Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville was built by Conrad Industries and features a single GTT LNG tank with capacity of 2,200 cubic metres.

Slow start to 2023 for newbuild orders

The first month of 2023 saw no new confirmed orders for LNG-fuelled ships, according to the latest figures from certification agency DNV. ‘The year has come off to a slow start for orders on alternative fuelled vessels, however February is already looking more promising,’ said Martin Wold, Principal Consultant in DNV’s Maritime Advisory business. More competitive gas prices in January are expected to boost demand over the course of the year. The total number of LNG-fuelled ships ordered in 2022 fell compared to 2021, from 240 to 222.

China trials fuel tank replacement bunkering

The first successful refuelling of LNG by the novel tank replacement method has been completed in China, with two vessels bunkering fuel in in Xuzhou, northwestern Jiangsu province. The process involved the LNG-fuelled containerships Hongyuan Xuzhou and Hongyuan Wuhan and replacement of movable fuel tanks, each containing 17 tonnes of LNG. “This kind of movable LNG fuel tank supplying gas to cargo ships is like replacing batteries for new energy vehicles,” Miao Xiaochao, Team Leader of CNOOC Jiangsu LNG Tank Replacing Project Team, reportedly said. “This model is the first in China. The whole process only takes 15 to 30 minutes, which is 60% to 70% shorter than the traditional filling method.” The new method is particularly beneficial for inland transport where a lack of available stations on China’s main rivers has limited LNG uptake. Following refuelling the ships set sail on the Jiangsu section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.