Canada Issues Updated NGV Roadmap for Medium and HD Transportation Sector

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

CNGVA Roadmap v2The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has released a new report titled Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. Read more »

Nauticor Moves to Sole Charterer of LNG Bunker Vessel Kairos

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Nauticor

KairosHamburg-based LNG supplier Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG and Klaipedos Nafta (KN) — operator of the Klaipėda oil terminal based in Klaipėda, Lithuania — have agreed on the transfer of KN’s 10% stake in the charter contract of Kairos. the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel, to Nauticor. Once effective, Nauticor will become the sole charterer of Kairos. Read more »

Eesti Gaas Brings LNG Expertise to Baltic Countries with ‘Elenger’

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas LNG fleetEstonian energy company Eesti Gaas is adopting a new trademark, Elenger, for its export markets. The first markets to be targeted will be Finland and Latvia. In Estonia the company will continue to operate under the Eesti Gaas trademark. Growth of LNG as a fuel for marine and land-based transportation will be enhanced throughout the region as a direct outcome of the change. Read more »

Elenger’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Commences Construction in China

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Keel cutting for Elenger's LNG bunker vessel in ChinaThe Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has commenced construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020. ‘Elenger’ is the new brand name for Eesti Gaas international operations in countries such as Finland and Latvia. Read more »

NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

| NYK Line | Source: NYK Line

LNG bunkering of Sakigake tugboat This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. This operation is the first LNG bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan and advances the four companies’ discussions on the commercialization of a new business in the area. Read more »

Pavilion Energy Conducts Singapore’s First Commercial Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering

| Pavilion Energy | Source: Pavilion Energy

Pavilion Energy first ship-to-ship LNG bunkeringPavilion Energy, a Singapore-based provider of competitive energy solutions, has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The operation comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly-modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel. Read more »

Samsung Heavy Incorporates Own Technology in Eco-friendly LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Korea: Seongnam-si | Source: Samsung Heavy Industries
Samsung Heavy Industries Fugas system

Samsung Heavy Industries S-Fugas LNG supply system

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels built with its own technology have just completed their first bunkering at the port of Rotterdam. The two LNG-fuelled 113,000 dwt oil tankers were delivered to an Asian shipowner early this year in January and February. Read more »

‘Kairos’ Leading Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering in Baltic

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG

Wes Amelie Bunkers LNG from KairosHamburg-based Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG, a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for shipping, has added to its successful string of bunkering operations with the refuelling of the world’s first container ship retrofitted with an LNG engine, the Wes Amelie, last week, by the LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos. The operation took place in the anchorage area in front of Visby, Sweden. Read more »

FueLNG Chalks Up Bunkering Century on Singapore Scoreboard

| Singapore | Source: FueLNG
Keppel's KST Liberty LNG dual-fuel tug

Keppel Smit Towage’s KST Liberty – LNG dual-fuel tug

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has set a new industry milestone for Singapore with the completion of its 100th LNG bunkering operation with no loss-time incidents, and in accordance with the Technical reference (TR) 56 standard for LNG bunkering in Singapore. Read more »

DNV GL and Keppel to Jointly Conceive Suite of LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Norway: Oslo | Source: DNV GL - Maritime

The move toward widespread uptake of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel received has further impetus with classification society DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), agreeing to work together to that effect. KMDTech designs and engineers specialised vessels include ice-class vessels, LNG carriers, LNG bunkers, dredgers, etc. Read more »