Russian Trio to Cooperate on Developing an LNG Fleet

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

LNG Bunkering in Port, RussiaGazprom Neft, Gazprom gas-engine fuel, and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have concluded a tripartite cooperation and strategic partnership agreement on developing an LNG fleet and related infrastructure. The memorandum was signed during this year’s Eastern Economic Forum by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Acting CEO Alexei Medvedev, Gazprom gas-engine fuel Director General Oleg Melekhin, and USC President Alexey Rakhmanov. Read more »

Brittany Ferries Defines CO2 Savings from LNG Fleet

| United Kingdom: Portsmouth | Source: Brittany Ferries

Brittany-Ferries-invests-in-two-new-cruise-ferries-to-serve-SpainBrittany Ferries says the name Santoña (pronounced Santonia in English) has been chosen for the company’s third E-Flexer class ship. To be chartered from Stena, Santoña is part of the company’s €550 million fleet renewal programme, with a clear focus on sustainable development. Santoña will arrive in 2023 and like sister ship Salamanca, she will be powered by environmentally-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Global Energy Ventures Signs LOI with CIMC Raffles to Build CNG Vessels

| Australia and China | Source: Global Energy Ventures

GEV Optimum CNG transportation design (illustration)Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), the leading developer of global integrated marine compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, says it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Ltd (CIMC Raffles) to build CNG-powered ‘CNG Optimum’ 200 ships. The LOI is based on a firm order for four (4) 200 MMscf Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) ships with the option for GEV to order up to an additional four (4) ships.

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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 »

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 »