LNG Bunkering Soon a Reality for Greek Shipping

| Greece: Athens | Source: DEPA
Port of Piraeus

Port of Piraeus

Public Gas Corporation of Greece SA (DEPA) has signed a grant agreement with Europe Union’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) for the construction of the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel for the Port of Piraeus, the largest Greek seaport and one of the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. Read more »

Swedish Energy Agency Funds First Part of ‘Drive LBG’ (RNG)

| Sweden: Stockholm | Source: Energigas Sweden
Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Further to the autumn funding announcement by the Swedish Energy Agency for an innovation cluster for liquid biogas, it has been decided that Energigas Sweden will be responsible for driving the “Drive LBG” cluster. The overall effort will be of great importance to the biogas (renewable natural gas – RNG) market and to achieve Sweden’s environmental and climate goals. Read more »

PETRONAS 2019-2021 Activity Outlook Informs of LNG Bunkering Strategy

| Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur | Source: PETRONAS
M.V. Kairos - LNG Bunker Vessel

LNG-fuelled M.V. Kairos

As a major player in the LNG business, PETRONAS is well-positioned to support the strategic intent for Malaysia to become the regional LNG bunkering hub, so the company declares in its 2019-2021 Activity Outlook. Efforts are now being put in place towards advocating LNG as the preferred marine fuel of choice. Read more »

New North American Small-Scale LNG Production and Distribution Platform

| USA: Houston TX | Source: American Electric Technologies

Stabilis LNG setupAmerican Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI) has executed a definitive share exchange agreement with privately-held Stabilis Energy, LLC (Stabilis) and its subsidiaries to create one of the leading public small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and distribution companies in North America. Read more »

Thun Tankers Names LNG-Powered Coastal Tanker

| Sweden and Netherlands | Source: Erik Thun AB

Thun Evolve (artist impression)On Saturday, December 15, Thun Tankers named their new environmentally adapted tanker Thun Evolve in Groningen, Holland. The tanker will be long-term leased by Preem for deliveries to the company’s depots and customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The ship will be delivered to Preem at the end of March. Read more »

Brittany Ferries’ LNG-Powered Honfleur Launched

| United Kingdom: Portsmouth | Source: Brittany Ferries

Honfleur - artist impression of Honfleur at sea

Brittany Ferries’ brand new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered cruise ferry Honfleur took to the water for the first time in November at a traditional ship launching ceremony at the FSG shipyard in Flensburg, Germany. The launch is the third milestone in the construction of Honfleur, following cutting of the first steel in March, and laying of the keel in August. Read more »

LNG-Powered AIDAnova Embarks on New Era for Cruise Industry

| Germany: Papenburg | Source: Meyer Werft
AIDAnovaShipbuilder Meyer Werft from Papenburg has handed over the world’s first LNG (liquid natural gas) cruise ship to AIDA Cruises (Rostock). The largest cruise ship ever built in Germany will be setting new standards in terms of environmental compatibility with its innovative LNG technology. The emissions produced by the ship will be cut drastically by using the clean fuel LNG. Read more »

NYK Concludes Dual-Fuel LNG Carriers Charter with Mitsubishi Corp.

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: NYK Line
NYK dual-fuel LNG Carrier image

NYK dual-fuel LNG carrier image

NYK has signed long-term contracts with Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd. (DGI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) located in Singapore, for DGI to charter from NYK three newly built dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Read more »

Wintershall: Europe’s Ports Need LNG Fuelling Stations

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Wintershall Holding GmbH
Elbe

Elbe

Germany’s largest natural gas and crude oil producer advocates greater use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in maritime shipping. “Europe’s ports need LNG fueling stations,” said Wintershall’s Chief Executive Officer Mario Mehren in a talk with Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher on Thursday. Read more »