LNG Transforming Marine Fuels Market, Gazpromneft Prepares

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft, a vertically integrated Russian oil company, says it marine fuel bunkering business Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is aiming to expand its marine-fuels product range in the medium term to include liquefied natural gas (LNG), with steps already taken to ensure fulfilment. Andrei Vasilyev, CEO, Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker commented: “The bunkering industry is on the verge of ground-breaking transformation.” Read more »

Australia’s LNG Marine Bunkering Capabilities Brought Before Government

| Australia: Canberra ACT | Source: Gas Energy Australia
 Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Ahead of a forthcoming federal election, Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the nation’s downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DoRIC) on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine bunkering in Australia. Read more »

Trans Gas Solution Acquires AiP for LNG Bunkering Barge – First in Korea

| Republic of Korea: Changwon | Source: Trans Gas Solution
Trans Gas Solution - Korea - Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Trans Gas Solution (CEO Seo Mi-Young), the leading LNG EPC company in Korea, has acquired Approval-in-Principal (AiP) from Korea Register (KR) for their 500m3 LNG Bunkering Barge System Design. The approved LNG bunkering barge (KOLT-05B) is a 48.5m vessel with IMO Type-C pressurized fuel tank with a storage capacity of 500m3, including a low-pressure LNG fuel gas supply system (CRYOPac-L). Read more »

Tomakomai Port in Hokkaido Prepares Way for LNG Bunkering

| Japan: Hokkaido | Source: Tomakomai Port Management Association; JAPEX

Tomakomai Port S-t-S LNG transferTomakomai Port Management Association and Japan Petroleum Resources Development Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) are collaborating to examine issues pertaining to the implementation of LNG bunkering based at Hokkaido’s Tomakomai Port. A study group, established to advance the project and including public and private entities such as Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), aims to support Japan’s ‘Contribution to the establishment of a low-carbon society’. Read more »

Singapore’s Pavilion Energy Charters First LNG Bunker Vessel

| Singapore | Source: Pavilion Energy and Sembcorp Marine
Aerial perspective of MOL’s LNG bunker vessel alongside a container carrier

Aerial perspective of MOL’s LNG bunker vessel alongside a container carrier

Singaporean integrated energy company Pavilion Energy has chartered its first LNG bunker vessel to supply LNG bunkers in the Port of Singapore. The 12,000 m3 GTT Mark III Flex membrane LNG bunker vessel, which is the largest LNG bunker vessel set for use in the Port of Singapore to date, will be owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL). Read more »

Brittany Ferries Signs Repsol to Fuel LNG Ferry Operations

| United Kingdom and France | Source: Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries Hornfleur illustration

Brittany Ferries Hornfleur (illustration)

Brittany Ferries has signed an agreement with Spanish energy company Repsol for the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to its Spanish operations. A letter of intent between the two companies provides the basis for the long-term supply of LNG-fuel and key shoreside infrastructure to the new LNG-powered cruise-ferry Salamanca, which is scheduled to enter service in 2022. Read more »

Port of Rotterdam Continues Upsurge of LNG Bunkering

| The Netherlands: Rotterdam | Source: Port of Rotterdam
Shell's Cardissa bunkers LNG for Sovcomflot vessel

Shell’s Cardissa bunkers LNG for Sovcomflot vessel Gagarin Prospect

The Port of Rotterdam reports the throughput of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as bunker fuel increased considerably from 1,500 to 9,500 tonnes in 2018. By contrast, the reduced sales of heavy fuel oil for shipping accounted for almost the entire decline in overall sales of bunker oil fuel. Read more »

Equinor Secures LNG Fuel for Shuttle Tankers in Rotterdam

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: Gas4Sea

Marine LNG Zeebrugge, a joint venture of the Gas4Sea partners – ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK – has signed an agreement with the Norwegian multinational energy group Equinor for supplying their four crude shuttle tankers with LNG as marine fuel in particular in the port of Rotterdam. Read more »

LNG Bunkers for Icebreaker Polaris at Finnish Ports

| Finland: Espoo | Source: Gasum
Polaris bunkers LNG at Tornio Feb2019

Photo: Studio Timo Heikkala Oy / TIMO HEIKKALA

The world’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker, Polaris, received liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel in Finland from the Pori LNG import terminal (the first LNG terminal in Finland) in January and from the Manga LNG terminal located in the Röyttä Harbor in Tornio in February.  The commercial use of the Tornio import terminal began this year. Read more »

Port of Antwerp to Bunker LNG with FlexFueler 002

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: Fluxys Group

Fluxys and Titan to build flexfuelerFluxys, independent operator of Belgium’s natural gas transmission system, and Dutch fuel supplier Titan LNG have joined forces to build the FlexFueler 002, a bunkering pontoon to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) more widely available as shipping fuel in the Antwerp port and region. Read more »