Containerships Third and Fourth LNG-Powered Vessels Christened

| Finland: Espoo | Source: Containerships

Containerships naming ceremonyMultimodal transporter Containerships will soon be delivering freight with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered vessels following the christening late September of the third and fourth of the six vessels on order. The ceremony took place at the Wenchong Shipyard, China. Read more »

AET Tankers Welcomes First LNG Dual-fuel Aframaxes

| South Korea and Singapore | Source: AET Tankers

AET Aframax LNG for Shell charter Q4 2018Singapore-based AET Tankers Pte Ltd has named and welcomed its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu at a ceremony this week, held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co Ltd’s (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The 113,400 dwt vessels are in compliance with NOx Tier III emission when operating in gas mode. Read more »

EU Approves Funding for Baleària-Five Conversion to LNG

| Spain: Dénia | Source: Baleària
MV Bahama Mama will be converted to LNG

MV Bahama Mama will be converted to LNG

The Spanish shipping company Baleària’s multi-vessel conversion project is one of several Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) initiatives to be approved in the latest round of the European Union’s TEN-T funding for sustainable and innovative transport projects. Baleària submitted its application as part of TEN-T’s CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program. The company’s objective, being to remotorize five ferries of its fleet, has been described by the EU as “excellent”. Read more »

Shell and Sovcomflot Achieve Several LNG Bunkering ‘Firsts’ in Rotterdam

| Netherlands: Rotterdam | Source: Port of Rotterdam

Gagarin Prospect bunker LNG from Shell's CardissaShell recently delivered its first ship-to-ship bunkering of cleaner burning LNG fuel from its specialised LNG bunker vessel, Cardissa, paving the way for many other operations from the vessel. This operation marked a number of other firsts, as it fuelled the Sovcomflot vessel Gagarin Prospect, the world’s first LNG-powered Aframax tanker. Read more »

Port of Singapore Secures Future with LNG Bunkering

| Singapore | Source: Singapore MPA
Network of LNG Bunkering Ports - Singapore MPA infographic

Extract from Singapore MPA Infographic

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), which organised the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON), continues its preparation for making the port a major centre for bunkering Liquefied Natural Gas. Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, Dr. Lam Pin Min, spoke of this in his opening address on October 3. Read more »

Eesti Gaas Orders First LNG Bunker Vessel for NE Baltic Sea

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gas bunker vessel illustrationEstonian energy company Eesti Gaas has placed an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel with bunker tank capacity of 6,000 m3.  The new vessel will provide mobile LNG bunkering for the growing number of LNG-fuelled vessels in the North-East region of the Baltic Sea and onshore clients. Read more »

Panfido Dual-fuel Tug and Pontoon Unit Uses SENER Design

| Spain: Getxo | Source: SENER

SENER Marine LNG-powered SBBT unit for Panfido In a project co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II program, Spanish engineering and technology group SENER is to provide assistance with the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) SBBT unit. The SBBT unit’s design is a combination of a LNG fueled tractor tug (powered unit) and a LNG bunkering non-propelled pontoon of 4,000 m3 (cargo unit). Read more »

4-star Rating for LNG-fueled MOL Tugboat

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Ishin tugboatMitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. conducted naming and launching ceremonies for the company’s Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled tugboat, built at Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd., on September 28. The tugboat was named Ishin after the name of MOL’s technology development project, the “ISHIN NEXT – MOL Smart Ship Project”. The vessel, slated for delivery in February 2019 after the completion of outfitting work, will be the first LNG-fueled tugboat serving Osaka Bay. Read more »

SENER LNG-fuelled Bunkering Vessel Designs Approved by DNV GL

| Spain: Getxo | Source: Grupo SENER
SENER Marine LNG DNV GL Agreement-rafael-gongora Sep2018

SENER’s Rafael de Góngora (L) and DNV GL’s Lucas Ribeiro (R)

Spanish engineering and technology group SENER Group has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) Certificates by DNV GL for a LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel. The new design has been found to comply with DNV GL class rules and all current and upcoming regulations, including the new emission control regulations and the IGF Code for fuel with a low flashpoint. Read more »

TUI Cruises Adds Newbuilds with LNG Propulsion

| Italy: Trieste | Source: TUI

TUI Cruises imageThe TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises are continuing the expansion course for the joint venture TUI Cruises. The supervisory bodies of both companies have decided to commission the construction of two shipbuildings at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard. The contract was closed on July 12, 2018 subject to financing. All contracting parties have agreed to keep the financial details confidential. Read more »