First Dual-Fuel ASD Tugboat Launched for Ningbo

| China: Ningbo | Source: Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard

Ningo Port Dual-fuel 6500HP ASD tugboatThe first dual-fuel (LNG/Marine Oil) 6500HP ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) tugboat being built for Ningbo-Zhoushan Port was successfully launched by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd on December 25, 2018. The port is the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage. Read more »

Korean Patent for Forward Ships’ LNG-Powered Vessel Design

| Greece and South Korea | Source: Arista Group

Arista Forward Shipping test approval from South KoreaForward Ships’ innovative machinery arrangement has received its first official patent right from South Korea. The Project Forward initiative demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design and efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40 percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. Read more »

Three More LNG-fuelled Vessels for Sovcomflot

| Russia: Saint Petersburg | Source: Sovcomflot
Gagarin Prospect LNG-fuelled

LNG-fuelled Gagarin Prospect

Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF Group)’s confidence in LNG-fueled shipping has been demonstrated by ordering three more gas powered vessels for its fleet. The order, placed with Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Russia’s far east, is for the construction of three new generation product carriers that use LNG as their primary fuel. Read more »

France’s Kiloutou Selects Stralis NP 460 for Sustainable Logistics

| France: Trappes | Source: IVECO France

Stralis NP460 for KILOUTOUThe Kiloutou Group, an international equipment rental company based in northern France, has just added five IVECO Stralis NP 460 natural gas tractors to its fleet to deliver on-site equipment. It is the first company in the sector to offer in its logistics fleet of delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled vehicles. Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Keppel O&M to Build LNG Bunker Vessel for Baltic Operations

| Keppel O&M | Source: Keppel O&M

Keppel MTD 5800V LNG designKeppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) reports that its wholly-owned subsidiaries Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) have been contracted to supply design and construction of an ice-class LNG bunker vessel.  Read more »

Pioneering New Holland Methane-Powered Tractor wins 2018 Good Design

| United Kingdom: London | Source: CNH Industrial

New Holland Concept Tractor 2018Developing a product that reimagines tractor design, reveals a connected future and pioneers alternative fuel technology in agriculture has earned New Holland, a brand of CNH Industrial,  the prestigious Good Design® Award for its methane powered Concept Tractor from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Read more »

CNG Buses Piloted for Interstate Routes in India

| India: New Delhi | Source: The Times of India
Tata CNG Buses complete 1 billion kms

DTC’s Tata CNG buses passed the billion kms mark in 2015

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is planning to restart interstate passenger services after an eight-year hiatus, with buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to commence a pilot project around the national capital from February 2019. Read more »

PIMK and IVECO Bring 50 STRALIS NP (CNG) Trucks to Bulgaria

| Bulgaria: Plovdiv | Source: CNH Industrial
IVECO Stralis NP for PIMK in Plovdiv (front)

Image courtesy of TRAFFICNEWS.BG

PIMK Ltd., one of the leading transport companies in Eastern Europe and largest in Bulgaria, has increased its sustainability credentials with the purchase of 50 new IVECO Stralis NP 400HP trucks running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to provide green logistics services to its partners across Europe. PIMK has selected the STRALIS NP AS440S40T/P model. Read more »

McDonalds Spain Adopts Green Logistics with Scania and HAVI

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Scania

HAVI and Scania service McDonaldsAs key players in the McDonald’s supply chain, HAVI Logistics Europe (HAVI) and Scania are responding to growing consumer demands for more sustainable transports. In Spain, the companies are accelerating the five-year roadmap that aims to cut CO2 emissions from the restaurant chain’s delivery vehicles. Read more »