The International Standards Agency (ISO) has issued new LNG bunkering guidelines that promise to improve processes and help drive uptake of the fuel across the shipping sector.
French energy firm Engie along with Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line has taken delivery of the first purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel from Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction.
Spanish shipping line Baleària plans to invest €450 million in LNG-fuelled vessels and intelligent terminals as part of a strategic upgrade programme over the next five years.
Industry consortium SEA\LNG has added three new members to its coalition as part of its mission to “break down the barriers” to LNG uptake and establish LNG fuel as an economically viable alternative to fuel oil.
Fuelling specialist Evol LNG has completed the first commercial LNG bunkering operations in Western Australia’s north-west, having refuelled vessels at King Bay Supply Base and Fremantle Port.
Chinese equipment manufacturer CIMC Enric is to deliver two storage tanks for an ambitious LNG refuelling project in Zhoushan, eastern China.
LNG specialist Skangas has signed a contract with Finnish waste management company Stormossen to deliver LNG fuel to a biogas station in Vaasa.
A consortium of energy, shipping and mining companies has launched a joint study into the commercial feasibility of using LNG to fuel future Capesize bulk carriers.
Cryogenic equipment manufacturer ARTA is to progress plans for an LNG bunkering system in partnership with shipping firm MSC. The system follows over twelve months of research and analysis by ARTA and MSC subsidiary, MSC Cruises.
Power equipment manufacturer MAN is to deliver a marine LNG fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) and auxiliary equipment for an Italian ferry, currently under construction at Sefine Shipyard in Turkey.
The German ports of Rostock and Brunsbüttel have completed first LNG fuelling operations for vessels as part of a strategy to develop both locations into bunkering hubs.
Engineering firm Houlder has signed a memorandum of understanding with LNG transfer specialist KLAW to collaborate on the development of new “hybrid” bunkering and fuel transmission solutions.
LNG fuelling specialist Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific (AG&P) expects the LNG bunkering sector in India to present ‘significant opportunities’ for growth and has announced a new agreement with developer Hindustan LNG to build infrastructure in the East Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh, India.
German maritime solutions firm Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) in partnership with engineering support services firm Babcock has announced plans to construct a new design LNG bunkering vessel.
Salish Eagle sets sail from Remontowa
Canadian shipping firm British Columbia Ferry Services has announced that the second of three newbuild dual-fuel ferries – the Salish Eagle – has departed from Poland bound for Canada. "We are looking forward to introducing all three new Salish Class vessels into service this year, which will serve British Columbians for decades to come. We plan to operate these ships on natural gas, which will improve our environmental footprint and reduce our operating costs," Mike Corrigan, CEO of BC Ferries, said. The vessel set sail from Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland and is expected to take 45 to 55 days, with bunkering stops scheduled in Santa Cruz, Canary Islands, and Panama City, Panama.