LNG Transforming Marine Fuels Market, Gazpromneft Prepares

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft, a vertically integrated Russian oil company, says it marine fuel bunkering business Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is aiming to expand its marine-fuels product range in the medium term to include liquefied natural gas (LNG), with steps already taken to ensure fulfilment. Andrei Vasilyev, CEO, Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker commented: “The bunkering industry is on the verge of ground-breaking transformation.” Read more »

Australia’s LNG Marine Bunkering Capabilities Brought Before Government

| Australia: Canberra ACT | Source: Gas Energy Australia
 Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Ahead of a forthcoming federal election, Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the nation’s downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DoRIC) on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine bunkering in Australia. Read more »

Two LNG Hybrid Newbuilds for UECC

| Norway: Oslo | Source: UECC

UECC illustration hybrid PCTCUnited European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two new generation hybrid-fuel PCTCs with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. UECC is no stranger to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, operating the dual-fuel M/V Auto Eco and M/V Auto Energy since 2016. Read more »

Trans Gas Solution Acquires AiP for LNG Bunkering Barge – First in Korea

| Republic of Korea: Changwon | Source: Trans Gas Solution
Trans Gas Solution - Korea - Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Trans Gas Solution (CEO Seo Mi-Young), the leading LNG EPC company in Korea, has acquired Approval-in-Principal (AiP) from Korea Register (KR) for their 500m3 LNG Bunkering Barge System Design. The approved LNG bunkering barge (KOLT-05B) is a 48.5m vessel with IMO Type-C pressurized fuel tank with a storage capacity of 500m3, including a low-pressure LNG fuel gas supply system (CRYOPac-L). Read more »

BC Ferries Contemplates Five New LNG Ferries

| Canada: Victoria BC | Source: BC Ferries
BC Ferries Spirit of British Columbia - converted to LNG

LNG-converted Spirit of British Columbia

BC Ferries will be building up to five new ferries to replace four existing vessels. The new ships are being specified to deliver enhanced environmental sustainability and offer flexibility to meet changing travel demands into the future. BC Ferries expects the new ferries to enter service in the mid 2020s. Read more »

Deltamarin Wins Design Contract for New Finnish-Swedish Ferry

| Finland: Turku | Source: Deltamarin Ltd

Wasaline LNG Ferry illustrationDeltamarin, a designer of ships for marine and offshore industries, has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the design of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link AB, a Finnish-Swedish consortium. The contract brings to fruition the acquisition process that began with public procurement process initiated June 2nd 2018 between Kvarken and RMC. Read more »

Matson’s Second LNG-Ready Aloha Class Vessel Christened

| USA: Philadelphia PA | Source: Matson
Kaimana Hila floated Nov 2018 for Matson

Matson’s LNG-ready Kaimana Hila floated Nov 2018

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, has christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships built for Matson. It is equipped with dual-fuel engines that can be adapted to use liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

Construction of Teekay’s Fourth LNG-Powered E-Shuttle Tanker Underway

| Bermuda: Hamilton | Source: Teekay Offshore
Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P, a leading international midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry, says the steel cutting for its fourth and final Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered E-Shuttle has officially begun. The vessel, which will be named Current Spirit, is now officially in production. Read more »

Tomakomai Port in Hokkaido Prepares Way for LNG Bunkering

| Japan: Hokkaido | Source: Tomakomai Port Management Association; JAPEX

Tomakomai Port S-t-S LNG transferTomakomai Port Management Association and Japan Petroleum Resources Development Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) are collaborating to examine issues pertaining to the implementation of LNG bunkering based at Hokkaido’s Tomakomai Port. A study group, established to advance the project and including public and private entities such as Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), aims to support Japan’s ‘Contribution to the establishment of a low-carbon society’. Read more »

Shell Study Quantifies Reduction of GHG Emissions using LNG Fuel

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Shell Deutschland

Shell LNG Study (German only)In the climate debate, LNG has great potential to diversify fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships and trucks. This is confirmed by the Shell LNG study Liquefied Natural Gas – New Energy for Vessels and Trucks? – Facts, Trends and Perspectives, which Shell developed with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Technical University of Hamburg. Read more »