First Scania LNG Trucks for Argentina

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Scania G340 presented before ENARGASSwedish truck manufacturer Scania has conducted a presentation ceremony for the first six Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered trucks to enter service in Argentina, acquired by Transporte Andreu from the province of Mendoza. The ceremony took place in the presence of a delegation of officials from ENARGAS, the country’s national gas regulator. Read more »

Two LNG-Fuelled Large-Capacity Tankers Ordered by Sovcomflot

| Russia: St. Petersburg

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de MargeriePAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has reinforced its move to embrace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine transportation by placing orders with Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for two next generation large-capacity Aframax tankers. VEB-Leasing will finance the construction of the tankers, whilst a subsequent 20-year time-charter for them has been agreed with Rosneft following an exchange of signatures at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Read more »

Three Years Using LNG and Looking Good says TOTE

| Denmark: Copenhagen and USA: Princeton NJ

Isla Bella in serviceAmerican shipping company, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, 2a division of TOTE Inc., has returned very positive reports on its LNG-powered containerships, Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe as they approach the third anniversary of commencing operations. The 3,100-TEU sister ships serve the route between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico and are notable for being propelled by the first ME-GI dual-fuel engines produced by MAN Energy Solutions. Read more »

10,000 Km Asia-to-Europe NGV Rally Features LNG Vehicles

| China: Xi'an

Blue Corridor Rally starts Sep2018 - Chinese LNG tank truckThe world’s longest Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) rally is underway with fifteen vehicles setting off from Rudong in Jiangsu Province, China last week and traveling 1390 kilometres west to Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province and eastern end to the Silk Road. Xi’an marks the beginning of the New Silk Road, the land component of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ economic strategy. The rally route will traverse China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Read more »

Gasum Accelerates Nordic Natural Gas Uptake with 50 Stations for HDVs

| Finland: Espoo

Gasum station with Scania truckDemand for cleaner fuel solutions is growing significantly in heavy-duty road transport, and responding to this demand will be even more strongly at the core of the Finnish energy company Gasum’s business in the future. Gasum is investing in the construction of around 50 gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of the 2020s. The investment will multiply the size of the Nordic heavy-duty vehicle gas filling station network, enabling considerable emission cuts. Read more »

New Bergen Marine Gas Engine from Rolls-Royce

| United Kingdom: London

Rolls-Royce Bergen B36:45 natural gas engineRolls-Royce last week launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The Bergen B36:45 model is designed in accordance with the Rolls-Royce philosophy of a common platform for all fuel options and applications, and can be configured to meet the specific engine requirements of customers. Read more »

KOGAS Plans Nearly USD 900 Million Investment in LNG for Mobility

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Yonhap
KOGAS LNG terminal

(Image courtesy of KOGAS)

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-operated energy company, says it will invest 1 trillion won (US$895 million) by 2025 to establish infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and trucks, as well as hydrogen-fueled vehicles, reports news agency Yonhap. The announcement confirms views expressed by Ministry officials, KOGAS and KANGV earlier this year to develop the sector. Read more »

LNG-fuelled Viikki Joins Haaga for ESL Shipping

| Finland: Helsinki

Viikki launch for ESL Shipping 2018Viikki, an LNG-fuelled eco-friendly bulk carrier, has been delivered to Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China. Viikki’s sister ship Haaga was delivered on August 20. The 160-meter, LNG-fueled vessel of 25,600 dwt emits over 50 percent less carbon dioxide than the previous generation of vessels. Read more »

23,000 TEU ULCV Project Started by DNV GL and DSIC

| Norway, Høvik
Signing CSIC and DNV GL re 23000 TEU Vessel

Guan Yinghua, Dep. Technical Director DSIC, and Norbert Kray, Senior VP and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The agreement was announced at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. Read more »

Scania takes LNG-Fuelled Long-Distance Coach to 2018 IAA

| Sweden: Södertälje

Scania Interlink Medium Decker LNG busScania premiers its new Euro 6 Scania Interlink Medium Decker coach for liquefied gas (LNG) operations for a range of up to 1,000 kilometres, at IAA in Hannover, Germany, starting September 20. By doing so, Scania will extend the range of alternative fuel options to sustainable intercity coach journeys. Read more »