Paris/Algeciras Natural Gas Refuelling Freight Corridor 70% Complete

| Spain: Madrid
Bordeaux BESTWay LCNG Station_GasNaturalFenosa_BestWay

Bordeaux service station, opened Jan 2018

Through the BESTWay Project, an infrastructure initiative between Spain and France which is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), Gas Natural Fenosa reports having completed 70% of a natural gas refuelling corridor from Algeciras, one of Europe’s largest ports, to Paris. The project’s goal is to support the widespread roll-out of natural gas as an alternative fuel. Read more »

MoU Formulated for LNG Bunkering in Tokyo Bay

| Japan: Yokohama City
Port of Yokohama

Port of Yokohama

Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) together with Uyeno Transtech Ltd., also of Yokohama City, and Sumitomo Corporation of Chuo-ku, Tokyo, have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services for ships based on the ship-to-ship (STS) transfer model in Tokyo Bay. Read more »

First Bunkering of LNG at Malmö

| Sweden: Malmö

Bunkering LNG for MV Ireland at MalmoCopenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has stepped into the broadening world of liquefied natural gas bunkering, delivering LNG fuel for the first time to the dry cargo carrier MV Ireland, operated by KGJ Cement of Bergen, Norway. The vessel was provided with LNG via tanker lorries when in Malmö to unload cement. Read more »

Gas Supply Secured for Port of Gothenburg’s 2nd LNG Bunkering Facility

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Energy Port at Port of Gothenburg

Energy Port, Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg is securing its identity as an LNG bunkering port with the soon to be completed permanent Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering facility. Already well versed in truck-to-ship and ship-to-ship bunkering, ship owners will now also be able to refuel their vessels while loading or unloading cargo. Read more »

Pittsburgh Carrier Will Trial Mack Anthem Natural Gas Test-Tractors

| USA: Greensboro NC

Mack Anthem with CWI Near Zero enginePittsburgh-based carrier Pitt Ohio will test two Mack Anthem® highway tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N natural gas engines. They will be tested during the next year as part of an ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their fleet through the use of alternative fuels. Read more »

Shell Opens its First Belgian LNG Station

| The Netherlands: The Hague

Shell LNG Station at HerstalShell has opened its first Belgian LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) station in Herstal, Liège. Catering to trucks, the station is located near the three-border point at the E313, a key route for international road freight. The new station has a capacity of 3.5 KT of LNG and can supply 150 trucks with LNG daily. Shell now has 8 LNG filling stations in Europe with plans for more. Read more »

First Bunkering of LNG for Van Oord’s Crane Vessel

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam
Werkendam LNG crane vessel

(Image courtesy of werkendam.net)

In a joint effort between the Port of Moerdijk, specialized marine shipyard Neptune Marine, designer and supplier of tailor made LNG systems and vaporizers Cryonorm Systems and LNG solutions provider Titan LNG, the Werkendam crane vessel was supplied successfully for the first time with LNG. Read more »

South African Agreement will lead to Beer Deliveries with LNG

| South Africa: Johannesburg

Renergen subsidiary Tetra4Renergen Limited, incorporated in the Republic of South Africa, and Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, have concluded a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel Sales Agreement through their respective subsidiaries Tetra4 Proprietary Limited and South African Breweries (SAB). The agreement calls for the provision of natural gas by Tetra4 to SAB to use in displacing diesel use in trucks. Read more »

Isuzu Large LNG Truck Demo and Filling Station Launch on June 1

| Japan: Osaka

Isuzu LNG truckIsuzu has confirmed it will begin full-fledged public road demonstration of its first large-scale LNG truck in Japan. In advance of the demonstration, the Japanese vehicle manufacturer will hold the opening ceremony of the LNG refueling station and the departure ceremony of the large LNG truck in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture on Friday, June 1. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Infrastructure Firmly on South Korea’s Agenda

| Korea: Daejeon

Korea - Illustration LNG BunkeringSouth Korea’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Minister Kim Young-chun) held a briefing in Busan last week to launch and discuss a Ministry-initiated core technology development and system construction project aimed at kicking off the country’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure. Read more »