Keppel-Shell JV Orders LNG Bunkering Vessel for Singapore

| Singapore

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has placed an order with Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M, to build the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel. The construction of the 7,500m3 LNG bunkering vessel is projected to be completed in 3Q 2020 and will enable provision of ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services in Singapore. Read more »

Brittany Ferries Charters Gas-ready Cruise-ferries

| United Kingdom: Portsmouth and France: Brest

Brittany-Ferries-invests-in-two-new-cruise-ferries-to-serve-SpainBrittany Ferries will charter two brand new natural gas-ready cruise-ferries to serve its long-haul UK to Spain routes. Both ships will be built at the Avic International Weihai shipyard in China, with the first arriving in time for the 2021 holiday season. Read more »

MoU Formulated for LNG Bunkering in Tokyo Bay

| Japan: Yokohama City
Port of Yokohama

Port of Yokohama

Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) together with Uyeno Transtech Ltd., also of Yokohama City, and Sumitomo Corporation of Chuo-ku, Tokyo, have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services for ships based on the ship-to-ship (STS) transfer model in Tokyo Bay. Read more »

First Bunkering of LNG at Malmö

| Sweden: Malmö

Bunkering LNG for MV Ireland at MalmoCopenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has stepped into the broadening world of liquefied natural gas bunkering, delivering LNG fuel for the first time to the dry cargo carrier MV Ireland, operated by KGJ Cement of Bergen, Norway. The vessel was provided with LNG via tanker lorries when in Malmö to unload cement. Read more »

Gas Supply Secured for Port of Gothenburg’s 2nd LNG Bunkering Facility

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Energy Port at Port of Gothenburg

Energy Port, Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg is securing its identity as an LNG bunkering port with the soon to be completed permanent Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering facility. Already well versed in truck-to-ship and ship-to-ship bunkering, ship owners will now also be able to refuel their vessels while loading or unloading cargo. Read more »

First Bunkering of LNG for Van Oord’s Crane Vessel

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam
Werkendam LNG crane vessel

(Image courtesy of werkendam.net)

In a joint effort between the Port of Moerdijk, specialized marine shipyard Neptune Marine, designer and supplier of tailor made LNG systems and vaporizers Cryonorm Systems and LNG solutions provider Titan LNG, the Werkendam crane vessel was supplied successfully for the first time with LNG. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Infrastructure Firmly on South Korea’s Agenda

| Korea: Daejeon

Korea - Illustration LNG BunkeringSouth Korea’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Minister Kim Young-chun) held a briefing in Busan last week to launch and discuss a Ministry-initiated core technology development and system construction project aimed at kicking off the country’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure. Read more »

‘Fure Vinga’ Bunkers LNG in Europe for First Time

| Spain: Barcelona

Fure-Vinga bunkers LNG at Cartagena SpainSpanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa was awarded a marine fuel supply operation for 120 tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by the Swedish company Furetank. This is the first operation of its kind conducted by Gas Natural Fenosa at the Port of Cartagena and the first bunkering operation on the tanker Fure Vinga in Europe.  Read more »

Sovcomflot and Rosneft Collaborate on Construction of LNG-fuelled Aframax Tankers

| Russia: St. Petersburg
HHI rendering of SCF Aframax LNG-fueled tanker

HHI rendering of SCF Aframax LNG-fueled tanker

Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF) and largest provider of towing fleet services Rosnefteflot signed an agreement at the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum whereby SCF’s specialists will provide technical supervision during the construction of Rosneft’s new LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers. Read more »

MAN Systems Selected for World’s First LNG-Powered Fishing Vessel

| Denmark: Copenhagen

Libas LNG fishing boat for Liegruppen ASMAN Diesel & Turbo has been selected to provide a complete propulsion package and fuel-gas system for the world’s first fishing vessel with LNG propulsion. An 86-metre newbuilding purse-seiner, the Libas will be built by Cemre Shipyard in Istanbul. It will feature a MAN 6L51/60DF main engine, Renk gearbox, MAN Alpha propeller system and MAN Cryo LNG fuel-gas system with a 350 m3 tank. Read more »