Taino Joins El Coquí for LNG Bunkering at JAXPort

| USA: Jacksonville FL | Source: Eagle LNG

Crowley LNG-powered ConRo El Coqui bunkering Dec 2018Eagle LNG’s Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station, a state-of-the-art marine LNG bunkering facility at JAXPort (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Florida, has achieved another milestone as it fuels Crowley’s newest ConRo ship, Taino. The operation marks Eagle LNG as the domestic leader in LNG bunkering for the maritime industry. Read more »

GasLog Ltd. Charters Two Dual-Fuel Newbuilds

| Monaco | Source: GasLog Ltd
GasLog dual-fuel under construction Samsung

GasLog’s first 180k LNGC under construction at SHI

GasLog Ltd. (GasLog) confirms it entered into new charter party agreements for two dual-fuel carriers, each for a firm period of seven years, with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere) at the end of 2018. Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is constructing the vessels. Read more »

First Dual-Fuel ASD Tugboat Launched for Ningbo

| China: Ningbo | Source: Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard

Ningo Port Dual-fuel 6500HP ASD tugboatThe first dual-fuel (LNG/Marine Oil) 6500HP ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) tugboat being built for Ningbo-Zhoushan Port was successfully launched by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd on December 25, 2018. The port is the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage. Read more »

Korean Patent for Forward Ships’ LNG-Powered Vessel Design

| Greece and South Korea | Source: Arista Group

Arista Forward Shipping test approval from South KoreaForward Ships’ innovative machinery arrangement has received its first official patent right from South Korea. The Project Forward initiative demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design and efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40 percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Gazprom Prepares for LNG Bunkering Market

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Gazprom
Portovaya compressor station

Portovaya compressor station

Gazprom continues to build the LNG production, storage and shipment complex near the Portovaya compressor station on the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea in the Portovaya Bay near Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast. It is planned to use the plant’s output to, inter alia, bunker marine vessels in Russia. Read more »

Keppel O&M to Build LNG Bunker Vessel for Baltic Operations

| Keppel O&M | Source: Keppel O&M

Keppel MTD 5800V LNG designKeppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) reports that its wholly-owned subsidiaries Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) have been contracted to supply design and construction of an ice-class LNG bunker vessel.  Read more »

Second LNG-Powered ConRo Ship Delivered to Crowley Maritime

| USA: Jacksonville FL | Source: Crowley Maritime Corporation
Crowley's Taíno

Crowley’s Taíno

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of Taíno – the second of two of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel was constructed by shipbuilder VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and launched in December 2017. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Soon a Reality for Greek Shipping

| Greece: Athens | Source: DEPA
Port of Piraeus

Port of Piraeus

Public Gas Corporation of Greece SA (DEPA) has signed a grant agreement with Europe Union’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) for the construction of the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel for the Port of Piraeus, the largest Greek seaport and one of the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. Read more »

Swedish Energy Agency Funds First Part of ‘Drive LBG’ (RNG)

| Sweden: Stockholm | Source: Energigas Sweden
Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

Further to the autumn funding announcement by the Swedish Energy Agency for an innovation cluster for liquid biogas, it has been decided that Energigas Sweden will be responsible for driving the “Drive LBG” cluster. The overall effort will be of great importance to the biogas (renewable natural gas – RNG) market and to achieve Sweden’s environmental and climate goals. Read more »