Desgagnés Adds 5th Dual-Fuel / LNG Oil Tanker

| Canada: Quebec City QC | Source: Groupe Desgagnés Inc
Fure-Vinga bunkers LNG at Cartagena Spain

Fure Vinga at the Port of Cartagena

Canadian marine transportation company Desgagnés is the proud new owner of a 5th dual-fuel (diesel/LNG) oil/chemical tanker, the M/T Fure Vinga, soon to be renamed M/T Gaïa Desgagnés which was sold by Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi AB. Read more »

DSIC and Cosco Shipping Sign MOU for EEDI-Phase 3 Dual-Fuel VLCC

| China: Shanghai | Source: DSIC
IMO EEDI Phases

The newbuild VLCC will break through the EEDI Phase 3 barrier.

At the COSCO annual meeting in Shanghai last week, COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd (CSET) and Dalian Industry Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (DSIC) officially signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will lead to the construction of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel VLCC (very large crude carrier). Their collective intention is to advance the use of LNG as a reduced-emission marine fuel. Read more »

Teekay Secures Debt Facility for Four LNG-Fueled Shuttle Tanker Newbuilds

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

Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore), a global marine services company, has secured a long-term debt facility that will enable the company to finance four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fueled Suezmax DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings. Read more »

Furetank Orders New Dual-Fuel Vessel and Sells ‘Fure Vinga’

| Sweden: Donsö | Source: Furetank Rederi AB
Fure Vinga (LNG-LBG tanks)

Fure Vinga‘s deck-mounted 300 m3 LNG bunker tanks

Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi AB has signed a contract for one 17,999 dwt dual-fuel product tanker at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding. The agreement with the yard includes an option for one further vessel. It will also sell the Fure Vinga, its 17,999 dual-fuel product tanker which entered into service in 2018, to Canadian buyers. Read more »

Rederij Doeksen Secures LNG Fuel for New Wadden Sea Ferries

| The Netherlands: Harlingen | Source: Titan LNG
Rederij Doeksen LNG Catamarans head to Netherlands on Sun Rise

Rederij Doeksen LNG Catamarans head to Netherlands on the Sun Rise

Two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered catamaran ferries commissioned by Rederij Doeksen are currently in transit from Strategic Marine’s Vietnam shipyard to The Netherlands where they will operate on the ferry route from Harlingen to the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. In preparation, the Wadden Islands shipping company has contracted Titan LNG to supply fuel. Read more »

First European LNG Bunker Station to Open in July

| Netherlands: Nieuwegein | Source: PitPoint BV

PitPoint BV LNG Bunker Station in Cologne - under constructionPitPoint.LNG’s Liquefied Natural Gas bunkering station to refuel inland waterway vessels is taking shape. Construction of the first European fixed bunkering station for LNG will be realized on Europe’s busiest waterway, the Rhine, in the port of Cologne (Am Molenkopf 17) later this year. Read more »

DNV GL Issues AiP for LNG Bunker Vessel Design Based on OSV

| Norway: Høvik | Source: DNV GL
Rendering of new small-scale LNG carrier bunker-vessel design by ShipInox

Rendering of new small-scale LNG carrier bunker-vessel design by ShipInox

Classification society DNV GL has presented ShipInox, a Norwegian-based company from Stavanger, with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new small-scale LNG carrier/bunker vessel design. It is the first ever class-approved design based on an offshore supply vessel (OSV). With a length of 92 meters the ship will have a carrying capacity of 6,000 cubic meters. Read more »

Tallink Grupp and RMC Confirm LNG-powered Fast Ferry Newbuild with Contract

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: AS Tallink Grupp

Tallink New ShuttleAS Tallink Grupp and Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) recently signed the contract for the construction of a new LNG-powered fast ferry for the Tallinn–Helsinki route shuttle operations, which enters into force today. Similar to the group’s newest vessel Megastar, the new shuttle ferry will also be dual fuel operated. Read more »

Brittany Ferries Charters Third LNG-fueled Cruise-Ferry

| Brittany Ferries | Source: Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries HonfleurBrittany Ferries says it will charter a third Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled newbuild cruise-ferry to serve its long-haul routes as part of its commitment to fleet renewal and a more sustainable future. The vessel, to be built at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China and is due to join Brittany Ferries’ network in 2023, will be chartered from Stena RoRo. Read more »

Canadian LNG Marine Jetty and Bunker Project Moves to Environmental Assessment Stage

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Wespac Midstream - Tilbury Pacific
Tilbury Marine Jetty, Delta - jetty layout Mar2019 - red line project boundary

Tilbury Marine Jetty Plan (red line is project boundary)

WesPac Midstream-Vancouver’s proposal to build the Tilbury Pacific LNG marine jetty on the Fraser River in Delta, B.C. reached a new milestone today with the filing of an application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the start of a new public consultation period. Read more »