European Premiere: First LNG Tank Car Loading

Brunsbüttel/Hamburg, April 25, 2016. VTG Aktiengesellschaft (WKN: VTG999), one of Europe's
leading wagon hire and rail logistics companies, loaded an LNG tank car with cryogenic liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Brunsbüttel Ports' Elbe port for the first time today, in cooperation with Chart Ferox a.s. and PRIMAGAS.

Wärtsilä to deliver complete gas solution for two Canadian ferries to be converted by Remontowa for LNG operation

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract by Gdańsk Shiprepair Yard "Remontowa" S.A., to supply a comprehensive scope of engines, propulsion machinery, integrated automation systems, and gas handling systems required for the mid-life upgrading of two RoPax ferries and their conversion to operate on LNG fuel.

Stena signs contract for four new RoPax ferries

Stena has signed a contract, subject to Board approval by the end of April, for an order of four new RoPax ferries with planned delivery during 2019 and 2020, with an option for another four vessels.

Second LNG-Fuelled Cement Carrier Launched

M.V. Ireland, a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT Cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement (KGJ) from Norway, was christened and launched Saturday the 19th of March. The LNG powered cement tanker is one of the first dry cargo vessels ever with an LNG fueled propulsion system supplied by Cryonorm,

China introduces sulphur requirements for marine fuels (REV)

This revised version covers port requirements from April 1st 2016. China has published new regulations designating three areas as sulphur control areas effective January 1st 2019. Eleven key ports are allowed to impose requirements for fuel burned at berth as early as January 1st 2016 – four will do so from April 1st. Mandatory port requirements will go into force January 1st 2017.

Landmark transaction in the global shipping sector - first certified sustainable shipping loan

Anthony Veder Group (Issuer), ABN AMRO (Sole Arranger) and Delta Lloyd Asset Management (Sole Investor) are pleased to announce that the Anthony Veder €66 million Euro Private Placement concluded in the fourth quarter of 2015 has been confirmed as the first sustainable shipping loan.

Poland: The First LNG filling station for HD trucks

On 10 December, PGK Śrem officially opened LNG/CNG station for public access.

LNG business and science cluster established in Lithuania

n the 11th of December SC “Klaipedos Nafta” and partners – academic and business organizations – have signed a letter of intent regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) cluster development.

Bomin Linde LNG and Klaipedos Nafta Establish Joint-Venture for LNG Bunker Supply Vessel

Today, Bomin Linde LNG GmbH & Co. KG and SC Klaipedos Nafta have signed a contract to establish a joint-venture. The agreement sets up a new company, Blue LNG, which is going to implement the LNG Bunker Supply Vessel project.

DNV GL with first guidance on fiscal and quality measurements for LNG bunkering

Until now, there has been no international standard describing the methods for fiscal measurements and suitability for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

Five pilot projects for Green Coastal Shipping programme chosen

DNV GL and 25 partners from the Norwegian maritime industry and the Norwegian authorities have presented the five pilot projects that will be pursued as part of Norway’s Green Coastal Shipping Programme. The programme aims to encourage the research and implementation of green technology concepts in the country’s shipping sector.

Wärtsilä to supply integrated propulsion solution for 3 new gas fuelled tugs

Three large new escort tugs contracted by Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi, will feature Wärtsilä dual-fuel (DF) engines integrated with a customized gas storage and supply system also supplied by Wärtsilä

Deltamarin introduces a compact ferry design

Deltamarin launched its new ferry design “DeltaLinx” during the BaltExpo 2015 exhibition in the beginning in September in Gdańsk, Poland.

World’s first dual-fuelled dredger to be powered by Wärtsilä

A new generation “Antigoon” class dredger, called “Scheldt River”, being built by Royal IHC (IHC) in the Netherlands on behalf of the Belgium based DEME Group, is to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel (DF) engines. This will be the first ever dredger to operate on engines capable of utilising either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conventional marine fuels. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in July.

LNGreen: Next-generation LNG carrier concept by DNV GL, HHI, GTT and GasLog

DNV GL is pleased to announce the completion of the LNGreen joint industry project, which worked to develop a state-of-the-art next-generation LNG carrier. The LNGreen joint industry project brought together experts from DNV GL and industry specialists from GTT, Hyundai Heavy Industries, and shipowner GasLog.

Port of Antwerp issues Request for Proposals to build and operate LNG bunkering & filling facility

It must be possible for barges to fill up with LNG at a permanent facility in the port of Antwerp by the beginning of 2019 at the latest.

Development of LNG bunker supply vessel progressing rapidly

The tender process initiated by Bomin Linde LNG for contracting a LNG bunker supply vessel has entered the final phase. The vessel is expected to be ordered in the third quarter this year and will become operational in 2017.

Carnival Corporation Finalizes Contract with Meyer Werft to Build Four Next-Generation Cruise Ships

World's largest travel and leisure company, today announced it has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world.

Klaipedos nafta will advise Columbian LNG terminal

Klaipedos Nafta, the operator of Lithuania’s first LNG terminal, said it has signed a cooperation deal with Colombia’s Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P.

DUON and Klaipedos Nafta will cooperate in LNG business

SC Klaipedos Nafta and Polish energy company DUON established cooperation in the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities in the Baltic region. Company is planning to use the advantages of LNG reloading station that will be constructed in Klaipedos Nafta territory.

Maritime LNG seminar Port of Helsingborg, Sweden, April 28

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar on Maritime LNG, which is based on the results and expertise gained form the MarTech LNG project ( The seminar is held to help share knowledge and information on the current trends and opportunities with LNG in the Maritime sector (with special focus in the Baltic region).

MARITIME LNG TRAINING, Warnemünde April 20th

within the frame of the EU project “MarTech LNG – Maritime Competence, Technology and Knowledge transfer
for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in the South Baltic Sea Region”, part-financed by the European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF) under the South Baltic Programme 2007-2013

JetGas and Lithuanian LNG terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta concluded a preliminary contract

Lithuanian SC Klaipedos Nafta is projecting and this year will start building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution station. JetGas, the only LNG supplier in Estonia, is interested to become a user of this infrastructure in order to supply LNG as an alternative fuel for the industries around the Baltic countries and to expand LNG regas stations’ network.

Wärtsilä Svanehøj informed that a new ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed

The latest addition to Wärtsilä’s portfolio of gas pumps has been introduced. The new Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed in close cooperation with designers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel systems to support gas fuelled engines that achieve greater efficiency.

Alfa Laval expands LNG solutions portfolio

Alfa Laval has entered into a patent licence agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the use of DSME’s patents on high pressure fuel gas supply systems.

The Netherlands to supply greener fuel to cargo transport with EU support

The EU's TEN-T Programme will support with over €3.9 million a study and pilot for the development of alternative refuelling infrastructure on the main Dutch highways. A network of greener and cheaper Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Bio Gas (LBG) service stations will help to prepare the roll-out at European level.

New Baltic Sea ferry will be powered by environmentally sustainable Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines

A new fast ropax ferry ordered by the Estonia based Tallink Grupp for its Tallinn – Helsinki route, will feature Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines running primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The ship is to be built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and is scheduled to be in operation from the beginning of 2017. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in February.

Successful first bunkering of M/F Samsø

The island of Samsø reached an important milestone on its way to a greener future when its new ferry was bunkered with LNG for the very first time. Kosan Crisplant's high-speed LNG bunkering unit is now in operation

Eniram to Provide Boil–off Management for the LNG Sector

Eniram First Company to Provide Boil–off Management for the LNG Sector

MOL orders LNG ready containerships

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries (President and CEO: Dae-young Park; Headquarters: Seoul, Korea). MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (President: Yukito Higaki; Headquarters: Imabari-shi, Ehime Prefecture).