Port of Tallinn Discounts Tonnage Fees for LNG-Fuelled Vessels

| Estonia, Tallinn

Estonia's Port of TallinnEstonia’s Port of Tallinn is determined to stimulate the adoption of environmentally friendlier technologies in the Baltic Sea shipping sector. To aid that goal, it will offer a discount of four percent on tonnage fees to all ships that use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their primary fuel when calling at the Port’s harbours. The discount applies from the start of 2018. Read more »

Two LNG Dual-Fuel Tugs for Singapore’s PSA Marine

| Singapore

PSA Marine tugboat (not dual-fuel)PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd, a Singapore-based marine services provider, has recently awarded a contract to build one dual-fuel LNG harbour tug. It will be awarding another contract to build its second dual-fuel LNG harbour tug in January 2018. Both tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »

Damen Contracted for First Dredger Conversion in Europe to Dual-fuel LNG / MGO

| The Netherlands, Gorinchem

Samuel de Champlain pre conversion to dual fuelDamen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. This will be the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports with regard to its 117m, 8500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain, and the works will take place next year at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. Read more »

GTT and DSEC Collaborate to Deploy LNG Containment Systems

| France, Paris
GTT LNG shape-adapted fuel tank

Shape adapted LNG fuel tank

French engineering and technology company GTT, and Korean naval engineering company DSEC have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of GTT membrane containment systems. This deal addresses the requirement of clients wishing to fit membrane type LNG fuel tanks to all types of vessels (cruise vessels, container ships, bulk carriers or roll-on / roll-off ferries, etc.). Read more »

LR Assists HHI Group Embrace LNG-fuelled Future

| United Kingdom, London and South Korea, Ulsan

HHi_LNG fuel tank locationFollowing the introduction of the IMO’s NOx and SOx emission limitations, Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) Group, with the support of Lloyd’s Register (LR), is responding to the increasing  interest in the development of the global supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by being at the forefront of developing innovative ship designs. Read more »

LNG for World’s Largest Crane Vessel (SSCV) : OOS Zeelandia

| The Netherlands, Serooskerke

OOS-Zeelandia_003-600 graphic 2017Holding OOS International Group B.V., a major maritime services provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the basic design and construction of the largest SSCV in the world, the OOS Zeelandia, a revolutionary new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

World’s Largest X-Bow Vessel Designed with Dual-Fuel

| The Netherlands, Schiedam

Jumbo MaritimeJumbo, a Netherlands-based global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new dual-fuel DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV). Read more »

Total to Supply LNG for CMA CGM New Build Container Ships

| France, Paris

Port of Long Beach - CMA CGM BF ArrivalFrench energy giant Total and CMA CGM, a French container transportation and shipping company with global operations, have signed an agreement covering the supply of around 300,000 tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) a year for 10 years starting in 2020. This unprecedented volume in the history of LNG bunker will fuel CMA CGM’s nine newbuild container ships, scheduled for delivery beginning 2020 onwards. Read more »

Dual-Fuel Variant of MAN L23/30 Engine Awarded TAT

| Germany, Augsburg

Dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engineMAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The five-cylinder test engine in China had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm. Read more »