Nordic Marine LNG Market On the Rise

| Norway: Stavanger

Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West 2017 600Nordic LNG supplier Skangas completed 1,000 liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in 2017, representing more than 60% increase over previous years. The company says the driving force behind this rise rests in supply to new vessels both in regular routes and in tramp/spot market. Read more »

GTT’s LNG Brick Bunker Tank Testing Completed

| France: Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

GTT LNG BrickWith the rise in the use of LNG as a fuel, the marine industry requires new cryogenic storage solutions which are both compact and easy to install. To meet this requirement, GTT has developed the LNG Brick® technology and announces the end of its test campaign. Read more »

Repsol Completes Largest LNG Bunker for Mia Desgagnes

| Spain: Cartagena

Mia Desgagnes bunkers LNG in CartagenaThe Canadian-flagged vessel Mia Desgagnes, a new generation dual-fuel (liquefied natural gas and fuel oil) oil products tanker, last week received 424 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel at Spain’s Port of Cartagena. It is described by the Port as one of the most important bunkering operations carried out in the peninsula and confirmation of its positioning as a point of reference for loading LNG to ships. Read more »

Port of Barcelona is Converting Straddle Carriers to LNG; Establishes Marine LNG Strategy

| Spain, Barcelona

APM Terminal BarcelonaApplus+ IDIADA, a provider of design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide, is working with the Port of Barcelona on an adaptation project that will see two of the Port’s straddle carriers converted to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation. Engine modifications are being completed and in-field testing is expected to be underway before year end. Read more »

SEA\LNG Urges IMO to Ban Carriage of Non-Compliant Marine Fuels

| United Kingdom, London
Fure West Bunkers LNG in Amsterdam

LNG bunkering in Amsterdam

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today voiced its support for the carriage ban on non-compliant fuels proposed by the IMO when the 0.50% sulphur fuel limit comes into force in January 2020. Read more »

Port of Gothenburg LNG Facility Under Construction

| Sweden, Gothenburg

Swedegas LNG Terminal illustrationSwedish infrastructure company Swedegas AB, reports its construction of Gothenburg’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility is now under way at the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port. The facility will open up new opportunities for passing LNG-fuelled vessels that call at the port. The plan is for the facility to be fully operational during 2018. Read more »

Shell Strengthens LNG Fuel Commitment with Aframax Time Charters

| The Netherlands and Russia

SCF LNG-fuelled AframaxPAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has signed time-charter agreements with Shell for two dual-fuelled ice-class Aframax tankers, which mark a historic turning point that sets new environmental standards for the global tanker industry. The signed agreements represent the next step in an extensive top-to-bottom collaboration between SCF Group and Shell over the last three years around reducing the environmental footprint of the tanker industry, in particular, by fuelling tankers with LNG. Read more »

LNG Bunker Sales Up, Fuel Oil Down at Port of Rotterdam

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam
Wes Amelie LNG bunkers - Image Paul Martens 2017

The Wes Amelie bunkers LNG at the City Terminal (photo Paul Martens)

In 2017, the sale of bunker oil (marine fuel) in the Rotterdam bunker port diminished from 10.1 million m3 to 9.9 million m3. The throughput of bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) increased from less than 100 tonnes to 1500 tonnes, reports the Port of Rotterdam. Read more »

India’s Natural Gas Fuelled Transport Sector Poised for Growth in 2018

| India, Delhi

Mahanagar Gas CNG StationContinuing the theme of the ‘Gas4India’ campaign launched in 2016 by Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, which aimed to move India towards a gas-based economy, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued a 2017 Year End Review that reiterates its intentions for natural gas fuel. Read more »

EMSA Issues LNG Bunkering Guide for Ports

| Portugal, Lisbon

EMSA LNG Bunkering Guidelines - report cover imageThe European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), established by the European Parliament for the purpose of ensuring a high, uniform and effective level of maritime safety and security, has issued a guide for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering. By doing so, it aims to support port authorities and administrations backing the use of LNG as a ship fuel, as part of a joint effort to increase safety and sustainability. Read more »