U.S. EIA Outlook Discusses Role of LNG as Marine Fuel

| USA: Washington DC
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As part of it’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has conservatively estimated domestic consumption of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will grow to 10% by 2050. The operating life of vessels is long, typically 25 to 30 years, but the upswell of natural gas powered newbuilds means the fuel market is going to change significantly. Read more »

Megastar Ferry Ticks Off 1500th LNG Bunker

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas transfers LNG bunker to MV MegastarOver the last two years, Eesti Gaas (Estonia Gas) has completed 1,500 LNG bunkers for M.V. Megastar, a fast ro-ro/passenger ferry built by Meyer Turku in Finland for the Estonian shipping company Tallink. The ferry sails the two-hour route between Helsinki and Tallinn. Read more »

First Containership Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering in Europe

| Finland: Espoo | Source: Containerships

Cardissa bunkers Containerships NordContainerships, a full-service logistics company, has reported its first LNG-fuelled container vessel, M/S Containerships Nord, successfully underwent her first Marine LNG bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam on 24th of January. Containerships was the first container shipping line in Europe to perform ship-to-ship bunkering with LNG. Read more »

MOL’s Tugboat Ishin Bunkers LNG Fuel – First in Kansai Region

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

MOL Bunkers LNG for Ishin Tugboat Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL)’s LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin bunkered LNG fuel in Sakai Senboku Port for the first time on January 31, in preparation for test operation. MOL ordered the vessel from Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd. This is the first bunkering of LNG as a vessel fuel at any port in the Kansai region. Read more »

Natural Gas Futures Initiative Launched by University of BC

| University of British Columbia | Source: University of British Columbia

Logo-CERCThe University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has launched a major new initiative to investigate the sustainable development and use of gaseous fuels. Research priorities include the elimination of methane emissions and introduction of renewable sources as a means to decarbonize the natural gas energy system. Read more »

Italian Trio Focus on LNG Port Facilities for Maritime Transport

| Italy: Rome | Source: SNAM

Agreement CDP-Fincantieri-SnamItalian investment bank Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), shipbuilding company Fincantieri and natural gas infrastructure company Snam have signed a preliminary collaboration agreement aimed at identifying, defining and implementing medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and development of port facilities in Italy, as well as for the development of sustainable technologies applied to maritime transport. Read more »

AIDAnova Bunkers LNG in Canary Islands

| The Netherlands: Rotterdam | Source: Anthony Veder

AIDAnova and Coral Methane LNG bunkerOn 16 January 2019, Coral Methane successfully carried out her first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation on the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. She fueled AIDAnova, the newest ship from AIDA Cruises, which made history as the cruise industry’s first ship to be powered at sea and in port by the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. Read more »

Uniper and Titan LNG to Jointly Accelerate LNG as Transport Fuel

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Titan LNG

Uniper-Titan-LNGUniper SE and the Dutch Titan LNG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the growth of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel in the downstream markets for road fuel and shipping fuel in Germany, also for industry. Small-scale LNG players will be targeted. Read more »

Polskie LNG Plans LNG Bunkering in new Swinoujście Terminal Expansion

| Poland: Świnoujście | Source: Polskie LNG

Polskie LNG terminal at SwinoujsciePolskie LNG has launched a tender procedure to select the contractor of the fourth project under the LNG Terminal Expansion Program, being the construction of an additional jetty. The additional facility will include measures to allow for the introduction of Liquefied Natural Gas bunkering to meet the increased opportunity from natural gas-fuelled shipping. Read more »