Davie-Built LNG Dual-Fuel Ferry a First for North America

| Canada: Lévis QC

Davie Shipbuilding LNG-powered FerryDavie Shipbuilding, an Inocea company and Canada’s largest shipyard, has delivered the first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America. This pioneering ferry can be powered entirely by LNG, the cleanest fossil fuel known to mankind, and will enter service for Société des traversiers du Québec. Read more »

Thirteen LNG-fuelled Newbuilds Between CMA CGM and Containerships plc

| Finland: Espoo and France: Marseille
Containerships Strom launch

Containerships Strom was launched in February 2018

The current owner of Containerships plc, Container Finance Ltd Oy, last month signed a combination agreement with CMA CGM, whereby Container Finance’s entire shipping, harbour and terminal holdings, including Containerships plc, will become part of CMA CGM Group. Collectively, they have thirteen newbuilds powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) on their order books, all to be delivered between 2018 and 2020. Read more »

Port of Busan to Bunker LNG with KOGAS

| Korea: Busan

Image: KOGAS

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Busan Port Corporation (BPC) signed a “Business Agreement for Establishment and Activation of the Busan Port LNG Bunkering System” on July 5 at the BPC headquarters. By doing so, KOGAS hopes to establish more concrete measures to build and revitalize the LNG bunkering infrastructure of Busan Port by establishing a cooperative relationship with BPC and LNG bunkering.  Read more »

MAN Selected for Pasha Containerships LNG-Fuelled Propulsion Solution

| Denmark: Copenhagen

Pasha Hawaii - Ohana Class - renderingMAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide the propulsion systems for 2 × 2,525-teu containership newbuildings, which will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, the U.S. Jones Act carrier in the Hawaii trade lane. Each system will comprise a 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system. Read more »

WinGD Chalks Up 100th X-DF Engine Sale

| Switzerland

WinGD vessel imageSales of WINGD’s low pressure X-DF engine has reached its first century, just five years after launch. The award-winning technology developed by WinGD has demonstrated, on tests and engines currently in operation, that it offers stable combustion, inherently low NOx and greenhouse gas emissions and high overall system efficiencies as well as reliable and safe gas operation. Read more »

Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

| Japan: Nagoya
Image of LBV (Provided by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

Image of LBV (Provided by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS), a joint venture established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, has ordered an LNG Bunkering Vessel (LBV) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Read more »

ClassNK Approves NYK Line – JMU LNG-fuelled 200K DWT Bulk Carrier Design

| Japan: Tokyo

Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to NYK Line and Japan Marine United (JMU) for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled 200K DWT bulk carrier. Read more »

GTT Wins VARD Contract for Luxury Icebreaker’s LNG Fuel Tanks

| France: Paris

PonantGTT, an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas,  this week concluded a contract with the Norwegian shipyard VARD for the supply of the LNG tanks of the expedition ship PONANT Icebreaker. Read more »

LNG Marine Fuel Unrivalled as Solution for Air Quality, argues SEA\LNG

| United Kingdom: London
SEA\LNG Containership image

Image courtesy of SEA\LNG

Continuing investment in LNG as a marine fuel is critical to meeting both air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, says SEA\LNG. The multi-sector industry coalition, aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has called on industry and governments make a pragmatic and balanced analysis of the future of maritime fuels. Read more »

LNG-Ready Aloha Class Vessel Named at Philly Shipyard

| USA: Philadelphia PA

Daniel K Inouye LNG-ready for MatsonMatson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA,  christened the largest containership ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard on Saturday, June 30. Read more »