Lidl Moving to LNG-fuelled Logistics in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Weinfelden / Kerzers

Lidl Schweiz IVECO LNGTogether with international transport and logistics service provider Krummen Kerzers AG, Lidl Switzerland is taking steps to ban diesel combustion engines in Swiss logistics by enabling the introduction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles in Switzerland. The companies will jointly finance and operate the necessary infrastructure. Read more »

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 »

India Makes Move Toward LNG Fuelling Infrastructure for Major Highways

| India: New Delhi

India rural pollutionMajor oil companies (Petronet LNG, Indian Oil Corporation, BPCL) in India are moving collectively to introduce close to 20 Liquefied natural Gas (LNG) fuelling stations on some of the country’s main heavy transportation routes next year. Mr. V. K. Mishra Director, (Finance), Petronet LNG Ltd, says tenders will be issued for this purpose in next 15 days. 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 »

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 »

LNG HDVs Poised for Dissemination in Korea

| Korea: Busan

Tata Daewoo LNG Tractor exhibited at APGC 2017NGV Workshop 2018, hosted by the Ministry of Environment Korea (MOE) and organized by Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Korea Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (KANGV), was held in Busan, Korea on May 31. In this workshop, an MOE official explained that they are reviewing the phased dissemination of LNG trucks, for which a pilot project will commence before the end of 2018. 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-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 »