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Wärtsilä LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System Simulator launched

The simulator will promote greater safety onboard LNG fuelled vessels by improving the level of training for operators of LNG systems.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique bags MSC Cruises LNG pair

Contracts represent a capital investment by MSC Cruises exceeding €2 billion ($2.2 billion).

Shell and Turcas Petrol open Turkey’s first LNG station

The facility opened in Sapanca on the Istanbul-Ankara highway that facilitates the highest volumes of international transport traffic.

Cryostar and KC LNG awarded contract for building LNG facility in port of Antwerp

Cryostar and KC LNG have been awarded the contract for building an LNG ship bunkering and truck fuelling facility in Europe’s no. 1 breakbulk port of Antwerp. The project promotors of the facility are Fluxys, G&V, Titan LNG and Rolande, some of the strongest names in the European LNG industry.

COSCO Shipping amends VLCC order with LNG-fueled option

COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation said it has signed a supplemental agreement with Dalian Shipbuilding to use LNG-fueled power for its VLCC on order at the shipyard.

DNV GL approves first LNG-fueled shallow-draft pushboat design

Classification society DNV GL has given approval in principle for the design of the world’s first LNG-powered shallow-water push boat.

Gasum opens a gas filling station in Kristianstad – soon with locally produced renewable fuel

The new filling station is part of Gasum’s ambitious plan to build a network of 50 new gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in the Nordics by early 2020s.

MOL Group to build Japan’s 1st LNG-fueled ferries

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and its group company Ferry Sunflower Limited announced plans to construct the first two LNG-fueled ferries in Japan, the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki (Vessel names are tentative).

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Gasum opens its fifth LNG-fueling station in Sweden

The new station opened in Karlstad, offering LNG and LBG for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs).

AG&P Makes Strategic Equity Investment in Kanfer Shipping

AG&P makes a strategic investment in Norway-based Kanfer Shipping to make LNG more accessible and commercially viable for downstream customers.

ELENGER became the fifth user of Klaipeda LNG terminal

Estonian energy company Elenger became the fifth user of the Klaipėda LNG Terminal, which had a record volume of operations this year. It is planned that the first LNG cargo ordered by Elenger will reach Klaipėda in the second half of November.

MSC Cruises’ First LNG-powered World Class Ship Named MSC Europa

MSC Cruises celebrates 2 major milestones marking another important step forward in its long-term commitement to environmental stewardship.

Shell Deutschland published an LNG Study

In the climate debate, LNG has great potential to diversify fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships and trucks. This is proven by the Shell LNG study "Liquefied Natural Gas - New Energy for Vessels and Trucks?", which Shell developed with the German Aerospace Center and the Technical University of Hamburg.

KN is engaged in the negotiations regarding the operation of the LNG terminal in Brazil

KN (AB “Klaipėdos Nafta”) is negotiating with UTE GNA I Geração de Energia S.A. (GNA) for the provision of operations and maintenance services in connection with GNA’S LNG Terminal, located in Porto do Açu (state of Rio de Janeiro), one of the main port complexes in Brazil, which offers a series of logistical solutions for the Brazilian oil and gas market.

United European Car Carriers goes for third battery hybrid LNG PCTC

Close on the heels of their call for two new battery hybrid LNG PCTCs, UECC has confirmed an option with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. for a third battery hybrid LNG vessel, this time slated for UECC’s Atlantic short sea trade.

Hackathon “Portathon Baltic 2019” explored challenges of modern ports

On 20-22 of September the first Port Technology Hackathon “Portathon Baltic 2019” took place in Klaipėda, which became a great hit of “Innovation Week” in Western Lithuania. Participants generated 18 solutions full of innovative approach.

DNV-GL invites to attend alternative fuels online conference!

Representatives from the maritime industry are welcome to join the online event on 25 September.

Innovative Wärtsilä LNG fuel storage and supply system to deliver multiple benefits for two new dredgers

Wärtsilä will supply a unique and patent-pending LNG fuel storage and supply system for two new trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs). The ships are being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Van Oord, the Dutch marine contractor.

Flogas introduces Bio-LNG offering

Bio-LNG is most suitable for companies who are conducting energy intensive activities

Keel was laid down for the LNG bunkering vessel of Elenger

The Dutch shipbuilding company Damen started the construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020.

Høglund to provide gas solutions to Norway’s first LNG bunker vessel

Marine solutions and system integration expert Høglund has been awarded a contract by Bergen Tankers to deliver a cargo handling system for an LNG bunker vessel.

Spliethoff to build seven LNG-fuelled vessels for UPM charter

Finnish forest industry company UPM has entered into a long-term charter agreement with two affiliates of the Dutch Spliethoff Group for seven LNG-fuelled vessels.

Eesti Energia to use Klaipeda LNG terminal services

In September, the fourth user – Eesti Energia, an Estonian energy trader in the Baltic States, Finland, Sweden and Poland - will start using services of Klaipėda LNG Terminal, which is operated by KN, oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator based in Lithuania.

Fincantieri to build LNG barge for East Coast route

NorthStar Midstream, a portfolio company of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., has formed Polaris New Energy (PNE), a marine transportation company focused on the transportation and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

AIDAnova is the first cruise ship to receive the “Blue Angel” certification for its eco-friendly ship design

The use of LNG onboard AIDA Cruises' AIDAnova almost completely eliminates the emission of particulate matter and sulfur oxides; and sustainably reduces nitrogen oxide and CO2 emissions.

Kairos completes 50th LNG bunkering operation

The operation took place in the port of Visby and the receiving vessel was Destination Gotland’s ferry Visborg.

Polish LNG terminal loads 5000th truck

The first ISO container was loaded at the facility in September last year, marking the start of operation of the transshipment LNG installation for railroad tank cars and ISO containers.

KN is bidding to operate the LNG terminal in Cyprus

KN (AB Klaipėdos nafta) is partnering with the market leaders in the tender procedure for the design, construction and operation of the Cyprus LNG import terminal. If successful, KN will provide long-term operation and maintenance services for this terminal.

Bunkering fleet of Seatech Engineering Ltd is expanding

Company presented a new concept design of SE-606 - bunkerring vessel is suitable for supplying various LNG fuelled ships and has a 5000m3 tank capacity.