Global Energy Ventures Signs LOI with CIMC Raffles to Build CNG Vessels

| Australia and China | Source: Global Energy Ventures

GEV Optimum CNG transportation design (illustration)Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), the leading developer of global integrated marine compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, says it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Ltd (CIMC Raffles) to build CNG-powered ‘CNG Optimum’ 200 ships. The LOI is based on a firm order for four (4) 200 MMscf Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) ships with the option for GEV to order up to an additional four (4) ships.

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Gasum Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering Now in Rotterdam

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum
Coralius bunker Bit Viking in Rotterdam

Gasum’s Coralius bunkering Bit Viking in Rotterdam

Finnish gas retailer Gasum Ltd’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel Coralius has added to it’s evolving story by completing its first ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering in the port and refining area of Rotterdam, one of the most important logistics hub in Europe. By doing so, the vessel confirms the availability of marine LNG supply in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA). Liquefied natural gas (LNG) was supplied to the vessel Bit Viking. Read more »

Fuel Tank Orders for Five LNG-Fuelled Containerships for GTT

| France: Paris | Source: GTT
Panel inspection of GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system. Image- GTT:Roland Mouron

Panel inspection of GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system. Image GTT:Roland Mouron

GTT has received an order from the Chinese shipyard Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. for the tank design of 5 new LNG-fuelled container ships of 15,000 TEU capacity each. The ships will be built on behalf of a European ship-owner and their delivery will be staggered between the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022. Read more »

ABS to Class First LNG/Diesel/Battery Vessel for Harvey Gulf

| USA: New Orleans LA | Source: ABS

Harvey EnergyAmerican Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a battery/converter system by Harvey Gulf International Marine. The Harvey Energy will become the first ABS-classed dual-fuel (LNG/marine diesel) and battery vessel and the first U.S. flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system. Significant emissions reduction is expected to be achieved. Read more »

Keel Laid for Carnival’s XL-Class LNG-Fuelled Mardi Gras; Countdown to 2020 Launch

| USA: Miami FL | Source: Carnival Corporation

Carnival Cruises Mardi Gras illustrationCompleting another milestone towards its August 2020 debut, Carnival Corporation and shipbuilder Meyer Turku have carried out a keel-laying ceremony at the shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. Steel-cutting for the XL class cruise ship, the first vessel of its kind to operate on liquified natural gas (LNG) in North America, commenced in November 2018. Read more »

Matson Christens First Kanaloa Class Vessel – the Dual-fuel ‘Lurline’

| USA: San Diego CA | Source: Matson
Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, christened the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (Con-Ro) ship ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 15. It features the first Tier 3 dual-fuel engine to be deployed in containerships serving West Coast ports. Read more »

Wärtsilä Solutions for China’s First Seagoing LNG Bunker Vessel

| Finland: Helsinki and China: Dalian | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Chinese-owned vessel will have Wartsila propulsion (CSDC)China’s first seagoing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel will operate with a comprehensive and integrated package of highly efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä. The ship is being built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) for an affiliate of the ENN Energy holdings, one of the largest users of LNG in China. Read more »

MAN LNG Fuel-gas System for Nordlaks Live-fish Carrier

| Germany: Augsburg and Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: MAN Energy Solutions

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designMAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – is to supply an LNG fuel-gas supply system for a Norwegian live-fish carrier ordered by Nordlaks, one of Norway’s largest aquaculture companies. The new vessel will be a sister to an identical vessel ordered during the summer of 2018 – again for Nordlaks – for which MAN Cryo also won the order to provide the fuel-supply system. Read more »

Waterway LNG Parity Act Brought Before US Congress

| USA: Washington DC | Source: U.S. Senate
Q-LNG Barge

Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering (© Q-LNG Transport)

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have for the third time brought the Waterway LNG Parity Act before Congress. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Read more »