MOL’s Tugboat Ishin Bunkers LNG Fuel – First in Kansai Region

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

MOL Bunkers LNG for Ishin Tugboat Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL)’s LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin bunkered LNG fuel in Sakai Senboku Port for the first time on January 31, in preparation for test operation. MOL ordered the vessel from Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd. This is the first bunkering of LNG as a vessel fuel at any port in the Kansai region. Read more »

Kawasaki Designs LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier Without Cargo Intrusion

| Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd | Source: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd

Kawasaki LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier DesignKawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd says development of a design for a 200,000 DWT bulk carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) had been completed. The design had received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from the Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) based on the classification society’s Rule Part GF, which adopts the IGF Code*. Read more »

Italian Trio Focus on LNG Port Facilities for Maritime Transport

| Italy: Rome | Source: SNAM

Agreement CDP-Fincantieri-SnamItalian investment bank Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), shipbuilding company Fincantieri and natural gas infrastructure company Snam have signed a preliminary collaboration agreement aimed at identifying, defining and implementing medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and development of port facilities in Italy, as well as for the development of sustainable technologies applied to maritime transport. Read more »

AIDAnova Bunkers LNG in Canary Islands

| The Netherlands: Rotterdam | Source: Anthony Veder

AIDAnova and Coral Methane LNG bunkerOn 16 January 2019, Coral Methane successfully carried out her first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation on the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ship at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. She fueled AIDAnova, the newest ship from AIDA Cruises, which made history as the cruise industry’s first ship to be powered at sea and in port by the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. Read more »

New LNG Dual-Fuel Ice Class Ferry for Vaasa-Umeå route

| Finland: Rauma | Source: Rauma Marine Constructions Oy

Wasaline LNG Ferry illustrationFinnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has signed its third letter of intent within a short period, this time for a car and passenger ferry set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. The propulsion system will be hybrid system with a combination of a dual fuel (LNG/Biogas and diesel/SCR) and batteries. Read more »

Unique Project Delivers LNG-fuelled ‘Ecodelta’ Dredger

| The Netherlands: Groningen | Source: Conoship International

TSHD Ecodelta christeningA unique shipbuilding project, initiated by Van der Kamp, a Zwolle-based dredging company and Conoship International in 2015, culminated in the christening of the vessel last week.  Ecodelta is a one-of-a-kind LNG-fuelled trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) with two main objectives: recover valuable material from the seabed and create a greater depth of water. Read more »

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 »