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 »

Eagle LNG JAXPORT Bunkering Facility Officially Opened

| USA: Jacksonville FL

Eagle LNG plant official openingEagle LNG Partners (Eagle LNG)’s Maxville shore-side LNG facility has been officially launched by an opening ceremony on July 25. The Maxville facility was built to supply Eagle LNG’s Marine Fuel Depot at the Port of Jacksonville’s (JAXPORT) Talleyrand Marine Terminal on the St. Johns River. The plant offers 500,000 gallons of LNG bunkering capability. Read more »

Green Certificate a Christening Gift for LNG-Powered Fure Vinga

| The Netherlands: Rotterdam
Fure Vinga bunkering LNG

Fure Vinga bunkering LNG

When Fure Vinga, the new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), was christened last month, CEO of Furetank, Lars Hoglund was presented with the Bio50 LNG gift by Michael Schaap, Commercial Director Marine at Titan LNG B.V.  Titan LNG uses biogas certificates from European waste streams for 50% of its contents, creating a fuel that complies to the IMO 2050 carbon reduction target today. Read more »

Crowley’s LNG-Fuelled ‘El Coquí’ Delivered

| USA: Jacksonville FL

Crowley El CoquíCrowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine Inc. El Coquí is the first of two Commitment Class, LNG-powered ConRo ships being built for Crowley’s shipping and logistics services between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »