LNG Bunker Sales Up, Fuel Oil Down at Port of Rotterdam

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam
Wes Amelie LNG bunkers - Image Paul Martens 2017

The Wes Amelie bunkers LNG at the City Terminal (photo Paul Martens)

In 2017, the sale of bunker oil (marine fuel) in the Rotterdam bunker port diminished from 10.1 million m3 to 9.9 million m3. The throughput of bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) increased from less than 100 tonnes to 1500 tonnes, reports the Port of Rotterdam. Read more »

India’s Natural Gas Fuelled Transport Sector Poised for Growth in 2018

| India, Delhi

Mahanagar Gas CNG StationContinuing the theme of the ‘Gas4India’ campaign launched in 2016 by Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, which aimed to move India towards a gas-based economy, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued a 2017 Year End Review that reiterates its intentions for natural gas fuel. Read more »

EMSA Issues LNG Bunkering Guide for Ports

| Portugal, Lisbon

EMSA LNG Bunkering Guidelines - report cover imageThe European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), established by the European Parliament for the purpose of ensuring a high, uniform and effective level of maritime safety and security, has issued a guide for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering. By doing so, it aims to support port authorities and administrations backing the use of LNG as a ship fuel, as part of a joint effort to increase safety and sustainability. Read more »

First Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering for Bay of Biscay

| Spain, Bilbao

Oizmendi bunkering MV Ireland LNG at Port BilbaoThe company ITSAS Gas, part owned by Vasco de la Energía, the Basque Government’s energy agency, has carried out the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering test in the port of Bilbao. The 74 metre bunker vessel Oizmendi, a converted supply tanker, carried out a claimed first bunkering throughout the Atlantic Arc and the Mediterranean, and represents a milestone in the progress towards a cleaner energy supply in the maritime sector, which is highly dependent on petroleum products. Read more »

Total (TMFGS) Charters MOL Large-Quantity LNG Bunker Vessel

| France, Paris and Japan, Tokyo

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have signed a long-term charter contract for a large LNG bunker vessel of 18,600 m³, to be delivered in 2020. She will operate in Northern Europe and will be the first ever capable of supplying large quantities of LNG in one single bunkering operation. Read more »

Hyundai Mipo Ballast-free Ship Technology for LNG Bunker Vessel

| South Korea, Ulsan

HMD design for ballast-free LNG bunker vesselHyundai Mipo Dockyard, based in Ulsan, South Korea, has succeeded in developing new technology that can prevent marine ecosystem disturbance caused by ballast water. The ‘Ballast-free’ concept will be introduced to the 7,500 cubic meter LNG bunkering vessel being built for Bernhard Schulte, a German shipping management company. Construction commenced November 2017. Read more »

SEA\LNG Encourages Investment with LNG Bunker Navigator Tool

| Netherlands, Amsterdam and United Kingdom, London

SEA\LNG Bunker Navigator ToolSEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has launched a new free-to-access online tool to improve understanding of the current, and rapidly evolving, LNG bunkering infrastructure landscape. SEA\LNG says the ‘Bunker Navigator Tool’ will demonstrate infrastructure availability, thereby encouraging further investments in LNG-fuelled ships. Read more »

Port of Amsterdam Selects Base for LNG Bunker Pontoon

| The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Titan LNG FlexFueler PoA Jan2018 750Port of Amsterdam, Western Europe’s fourth largest port, and fuel supplier Titan LNG have signed a long-term contract for the “home” location of Titan’s bunker pontoon: the FlexFueler001. This pontoon will be the first of its kind in Europe providing easy, affordable and safe LNG bunkering services of this cleaner marine fuel. Read more »

EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Pavilion Gas Awarded LNG Bunker Supply Contract By PSA Marine

| Singapore

Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Pavilion Energy, has been awarded a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply contract by PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd for the supply of LNG bunker fuel from 2019. LNG bunker fuel will be supplied to two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs, which will be owned and operated by PSA Marine, a marine services provider with flagship operations in Singapore. The tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »