Argentina Approves Major Import Tariff Reduction for Natural Gas Powered Trucks

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Government of Argentina

Galileo LNG dispenser to Scania TruckThe Government of Argentina has reduced to between 2% and 5% the importation tariffs for trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biogas/biomethane, and associated components, through Decree 440/2019 as published in the Official Gazette. The Decree brings into effect the ‘Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol’ pertaining to Argentine Standard Agreement No. 00014/2008, which set the previous tariff at 35%. Read more »

HAM Pioneers LNG Refuelling in Switzerland for Lidl

| Switzerland and Spain | Source: HAM
HAM Mobile LNG Refueller in Switzerland for Lidl

A Krummen Kerzers Volvo tractor refuels with LNG.

HAM Group, through its subsidiaries HAM Criogénica and Vakuum, has been responsible for designing, building and start-up of two mobile Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) units in Switzerland. The company is the first to provide such a solutions in this country, where until now there has been no LNG service station infrastructure despite the maturity of the market and its use in neighbouring European countries. Read more »

Gasum Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering Now in Rotterdam

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum
Coralius bunker Bit Viking in Rotterdam

Gasum’s Coralius bunkering Bit Viking in Rotterdam

Finnish gas retailer Gasum Ltd’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel Coralius has added to it’s evolving story by completing its first ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering in the port and refining area of Rotterdam, one of the most important logistics hub in Europe. By doing so, the vessel confirms the availability of marine LNG supply in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA). Liquefied natural gas (LNG) was supplied to the vessel Bit Viking. Read more »

Titan Christens FlexFueler001 LNG Bunker Pontoon

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Titan LNG

FlexFueler001 christenedNorthwest European LNG supplier Titan LNG has this week conducted a christening event for the FlexFueler001, a liquefied natural gas bunkering pontoon in collaboration with the Port of Amsterdam. This event marks the official commencement of safe, efficient and cost-effective inland waterway LNG bunkering in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. Read more »

Fuel Tank Orders for Five LNG-Fuelled Containerships for GTT

| France: Paris | Source: GTT
Panel inspection of GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system. Image- GTT:Roland Mouron

Panel inspection of GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system. Image GTT:Roland Mouron

GTT has received an order from the Chinese shipyard Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. for the tank design of 5 new LNG-fuelled container ships of 15,000 TEU capacity each. The ships will be built on behalf of a European ship-owner and their delivery will be staggered between the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022. Read more »

ABS to Class First LNG/Diesel/Battery Vessel for Harvey Gulf

| USA: New Orleans LA | Source: ABS

Harvey EnergyAmerican Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a battery/converter system by Harvey Gulf International Marine. The Harvey Energy will become the first ABS-classed dual-fuel (LNG/marine diesel) and battery vessel and the first U.S. flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system. Significant emissions reduction is expected to be achieved. Read more »

HAM Group Opens LNG Refuelling Station in Castellón

| Spain: Castellón | Source: HAM Group

HAM villarreal LNG Jun2019 600Spain’s HAM Group has opened a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) service station in the Valencian Community, taking the overall number of HAM natural gas stations in Europe to 37. It is located on the Villarreal-Onda highway, km3, Castellón (39.949265, -0.166319), next to the CV-20, an important road axis formed by Villarreal, Onda and Alcora. Read more »

Keel Laid for Carnival’s XL-Class LNG-Fuelled Mardi Gras; Countdown to 2020 Launch

| USA: Miami FL | Source: Carnival Corporation

Carnival Cruises Mardi Gras illustrationCompleting another milestone towards its August 2020 debut, Carnival Corporation and shipbuilder Meyer Turku have carried out a keel-laying ceremony at the shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. Steel-cutting for the XL class cruise ship, the first vessel of its kind to operate on liquified natural gas (LNG) in North America, commenced in November 2018. Read more »

Matson Christens First Kanaloa Class Vessel – the Dual-fuel ‘Lurline’

| USA: San Diego CA | Source: Matson
Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, christened the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (Con-Ro) ship ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 15. It features the first Tier 3 dual-fuel engine to be deployed in containerships serving West Coast ports. Read more »