Marine LNG Supply Secured by Skangas and Titan LNG MoU

| Norway, Stavanger and The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Skangas bunkering at PoriSecurity of fuel supply for the North and Baltic seas is at the heart of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed this week by Skangas of Norway and Titan LNG based in The Netherlands. The two companies will cooperate on serving marine Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) customers. For ship operators this agreement will contribute to the overall availability as well as the optimization of LNG deliveries in the wider region. Read more »

Shell Charters LNG Bunker Barge for U.S. Operations

| USA, Houston TX
Shell LNG Barge illustration

Shell LNG barge (Illustration)

Shell Trading (US) Company reports it has finalized a long-term charter agreement with Q-LNG Transport, LLC for an LNG bunker barge with the capacity to carry 4,000 cubic meters of LNG fuel.  As the first of its kind to be based in the United States, the ocean-going LNG bunker barge will supply LNG to marine customers along the southern East Coast of the U.S. and support growing cruise line demand for LNG marine fuel. Read more »

Gabadi Joins with Hankuk for LNG Bunkering

| Spain, Narón

The Galician company from Naron, Gabadi S.L., which is specialized in the naval outfitting and gas carrier sectors, has expanded its presence in the Asian market by entering into an alliance with Korean composites products manufacturer Hankuk Carbon. The agreement pertains to the small- to medium-scale LNG bunkering market. Read more »

Titan LNG Conducts First Fast Bunkering in Rotterdam

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam
MV Wes Amelie bunkered LNG with trucks discharging in parallel in Rotterdam

LNG Bunkering – Image by Port of Rotterdam

North West European LNG supplier Titan LNG bunkered the Wes Amelie chartered by  Unifeeder A/S, a retrofitted 1000 TEU container vessel in the Port of Rotterdam, with 6 trucks in total discharging 2 trucks simultaneously. This resulted in reduced downtime for the vessel and it was another first racked up by the company. Read more »

Klaipėda LNG Reloading Station Opened, Nears Completion

| Lithuania, Vilnus

LKlaipedos Nafta LNG facilityOn 27 October, Klaipėdos Nafta AB (KN) marked the symbolic opening of its small-scale onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) reloading station; however, the trial operations and commissioning works will continue until the end of the year. The LNG reloading station is intended to supply LNG for customers in the Baltic Sea region as well as promote the use of clean fuel for maritime operations and heavy vehicles, ensuring access to LNG for remote consumers. Read more »

UNCTAD Reports LNG-Capable Vessel Growth

| Switzerland, Geneva
UNCTAD LNG-Capable Vessel Chart 2001 - 2016

Figure 2.8. Share of LNG-capable newbuildings, as of 2001 (% of gross tonnage)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published its Review of Maritime Transport 2017 and observes liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a shipping fuel is experiencing growth, a trend that is evolving in a context of tightening environmental policies. Read more »

Port of Gothenburg Achieves LNG Bunkering Breakthrough

| Sweden, Gothenburg
LNG bunkering vessel Coralius bunkering Ternsund foto-g-assner

LNG bunkering vessel Coralius bunkering Ternsund (image: G Assner)

The Port of Gothenburg reports the first bunkering of a ship with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) while it was loading occurred last week. This follows close on the heels of the very first ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG at the quayside just one month ago. Read more »

Titan LNG’s Bunkering Pontoon Moves to Contract

| The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Titan LNG Flexfueler 1Titan LNG, a leading supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe, has contracted a manufacturing consortium headed by Kooiman Marine Group for its innovative FlexFueler001, an LNG bunkering pontoon. The pontoon design has received approval from Bureau Veritas and will be built with the collaboration of subcontractors Marine Services Noord and Cryovat International. Read more »

Rotterdam Proposes Bunker Station for Dordrecht Inland Seaport

| Netherlands, Rotterdam

Netherlands proposed schematic multi-fuel bunker stationThe Port of Rotterdam wants to realise a new multi-fuel bunker station for the refuelling of LNG and other cleaner fuels, determining  Krabbegors/Duivelseiland at Dordrecht Inland Seaport as the desired location for this bunker station. Port of Rotterdam and PitPoint.LNG have signed a letter of intent to jointly further investigate how this project might be realised. Read more »

Coralius Carries Out First Fuel Change to LNG at Sea

| Norway, Stavanger/Danafjord

Coralius bunkering LNG to AuroraThe Skangas bunker vessel Coralius continues it adventurous journey into Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refueling at sea by cooling down the recipient vessel’s tanks and delivering LNG in one operation, another first. The receiving vessel LEG/C Navigator Aurora was supplied with just under 500 mt LNG in the middle of a voyage between Sweden and South Europe. Read more »