KOGAS Plans Nearly USD 900 Million Investment in LNG for Mobility

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Yonhap
KOGAS LNG terminal

(Image courtesy of KOGAS)

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-operated energy company, says it will invest 1 trillion won (US$895 million) by 2025 to establish infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and trucks, as well as hydrogen-fueled vehicles, reports news agency Yonhap. The announcement confirms views expressed by Ministry officials, KOGAS and KANGV earlier this year to develop the sector. Read more »

Q-LNG ATB Newbuild Contract goes to VT Halter Marine

| USA: New Orleans LA

Q-LNG BargeNew Orleans-based Q-LNG Transport, formed to own and operate assets providing marine transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has contracted with VT Halter Marine, Inc. of Mississippi for the construction of America’s first offshore LNG Articulated Tug and Barge (ATB).  The ATB project will rely heavily on the collaboration between VT Halter and Wärtsilä, who will be delivering a large scope of equipment to the project. Read more »

China Gas Holdings and CNOOC Plan Refuelling Infrastructure Rollout in China

| China: Hong Kong

China Gas Holdings LNG ContainersChina Gas Holdings Ltd says it has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)’s CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co., Limited, which will see a major rollout of vehicle and vessel refuelling infrastructure, other downstream projects and intermodal transportation projects for LNG tank containers. Read more »

North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge Delivered

| USA: Morgan City LA

Conrad Bunker BargeFollowing a successful gas trial execution in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, the first LNG bunker barge built in North America, by Conrad Industries, Inc., was last week delivered to TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in the Port of Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville will bunker two Marlin Class containerships operating on LNG fuel between Jacksonville and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »

SEA\LNG Signs ÉNESTAS for Mexican Marine LNG

| United Kingdom: London and Mexico: Mexico City

ENESTAS natural gas stations (mobile)ÉNESTAS, the largest private LNG company in Mexico and with the largest LNG distribution network, will leverage its wealth and breadth of expertise in relation to LNG – garnered from both road and ship transportation – to support SEA|LNG’s vision of a competitive global LNG value chain for cleaner maritime shipping by 2020. The company joined Sea|LNG last week. Read more »

Spain Modifies Laws to Support Transition to LNG-Fuelled Transportation

| Spain: Madrid
Fure-Vinga bunkers LNG at Cartagena Spain

Fure Vinga bunkers LNG at Cartagena

On May 26, Spain’s government published Royal Decree 335/2018  (RD 335/2018) in the Official State Gazette (BOE), modifying various royal decrees regulating the natural gas sector. Those regulations are now in force and will assist in the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine and land transportation. Read more »

PitPoint Argues LNG is Economically Smart for Inland Shipping

| The Netherlands: Nieuwegein

Netherlands_PitPoint tracks LNG-price-development (August 2018)PitPoint BV, a Netherlands-based international provider of clean fuels, says that in all future scenarios Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) appears to be a logical alternative for inland navigation: clean, cost-efficient and reliable. Committed to the provision of LNG infrastructure, PitPoint.LNG will open first LNG bunker station in the port of Cologne in 2019. Read more »

Gothenburg Port Rewards LNG-Fuelled Vessels with Extended Discount Period

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Port of Gothenburg between Coralius and Ternsund

Ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Port of Gothenburg between Coralius and Ternsund

The Port of Gothenburg is enhancing its support for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a viable, low-emission marine fuel by introducing an extended discount period on the port tariff and is already outlining a renewed environmental discount. The move follows closely on a similar environmental incentive offered by Port of Amsterdam from August 1. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Considered for Western Japan

| Japan: Fukuoka

Global transportation company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. and Saibu Gas Co., Ltd., both located in Fukuoka, and The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. of Hiroshima for joint discussions on the commercialization of a new business to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel to ships in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan. Read more »

Port of Amsterdam Doubles Incentive for LNG Fueled Vessels

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam

Port of Amsterdam LNG bunkeringFor some years Port of Amsterdam has been giving discounts on port dues to vessels listed in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) that have attained an ESI score of 20 points or higher. As of 1 August, this incentive will be doubled for vessels that are in the possession of an ESI certificate and use LNG for their main engine or auxiliary engine. The Port aims to have a bunker pontoon for LNG in place by the end of 2018. Read more »