Nordlaks Selects LNG propulsion and Battery Pack for World-first Wellboat

| Norway, Stokmarknes

Nordlaks fishing wellboat LNG-battery hybridNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has commissioned a liquefied natural gas-propelled wellboat, a fishing vessel with a well for the storage and transport of live fish. It will be world’s first LNG Hybrid wellboat, providing significant environmental and climate benefits. Emissions of CO 2 are reduced by 30% and NOx by 90%. Read more »

EMSA Issues LNG Bunkering Guide for Ports

| Portugal, Lisbon

EMSA LNG Bunkering Guidelines - report cover imageThe European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), established by the European Parliament for the purpose of ensuring a high, uniform and effective level of maritime safety and security, has issued a guide for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering. By doing so, it aims to support port authorities and administrations backing the use of LNG as a ship fuel, as part of a joint effort to increase safety and sustainability. Read more »

First Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering for Bay of Biscay

| Spain, Bilbao

Oizmendi bunkering MV Ireland LNG at Port BilbaoThe company ITSAS Gas, part owned by Vasco de la Energía, the Basque Government’s energy agency, has carried out the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering test in the port of Bilbao. The 74 metre bunker vessel Oizmendi, a converted supply tanker, carried out a claimed first bunkering throughout the Atlantic Arc and the Mediterranean, and represents a milestone in the progress towards a cleaner energy supply in the maritime sector, which is highly dependent on petroleum products. Read more »

Total (TMFGS) Charters MOL Large-Quantity LNG Bunker Vessel

| France, Paris and Japan, Tokyo

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have signed a long-term charter contract for a large LNG bunker vessel of 18,600 m³, to be delivered in 2020. She will operate in Northern Europe and will be the first ever capable of supplying large quantities of LNG in one single bunkering operation. Read more »

Hyundai Mipo Ballast-free Ship Technology for LNG Bunker Vessel

| South Korea, Ulsan

HMD design for ballast-free LNG bunker vesselHyundai Mipo Dockyard, based in Ulsan, South Korea, has succeeded in developing new technology that can prevent marine ecosystem disturbance caused by ballast water. The ‘Ballast-free’ concept will be introduced to the 7,500 cubic meter LNG bunkering vessel being built for Bernhard Schulte, a German shipping management company. Construction commenced November 2017. Read more »

Van Oord’s LNG-Powered Crane Vessel Launched

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam

Werkendam - Van Oord LNG-powered crane vesselThe Werkendam, Van Oord’s new crane vessel, has been successfully launched in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered vessel in the Van Oord fleet. Earlier in January, Pieter van Oord was named ‘Port Man of the Year 2017’ by the Port of Rotterdam. Read more »

SEA\LNG Encourages Investment with LNG Bunker Navigator Tool

| Netherlands, Amsterdam and United Kingdom, London

SEA\LNG Bunker Navigator ToolSEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has launched a new free-to-access online tool to improve understanding of the current, and rapidly evolving, LNG bunkering infrastructure landscape. SEA\LNG says the ‘Bunker Navigator Tool’ will demonstrate infrastructure availability, thereby encouraging further investments in LNG-fuelled ships. Read more »

MOL Orders LNG-fueled Tugboat, First in Osaka Bay

| Japan, Tokyo

MOL ISHIN LNG-fuelled tugboat (dual-fuel)Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has signed a deal for the construction of an LNG-fueled tugboat with Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd. of Hyogo-ku, Kobe. The construction is slated to start in February 2018 with launch scheduled for April 2019. The high-performance dual-fuel vessel will be the first LNG-fueled tugboat to escort large-scale freighters in Osaka Bay and the Seto Inland Sea. Read more »

Port of Amsterdam Selects Base for LNG Bunker Pontoon

| The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Titan LNG FlexFueler PoA Jan2018 750Port of Amsterdam, Western Europe’s fourth largest port, and fuel supplier Titan LNG have signed a long-term contract for the “home” location of Titan’s bunker pontoon: the FlexFueler001. This pontoon will be the first of its kind in Europe providing easy, affordable and safe LNG bunkering services of this cleaner marine fuel. Read more »