Port of Civitavecchia and LNGEurope Join Efforts on LNG “Truck to Ship” Bunkering

Friday May 16, 2014: The Port of Civitavecchia has taken the lead on LNG bunkering, promoted by
the ConferenzaGNL, and in assistance with the Dutch company LNGEurope B.V., in granting the fist
LNG bunkering operation permit at the port of Civitavecchia. This is the first time ever that an
Italian port has given permission for LNG TtS Bunkering.

MT LNG has organized LNG Distribution Seminars in the Ports of Frederikshavn and Esbjerg

The Port of Frederikshavn and the Port of Esbjerg opened their doors hosting 2 LNG Seminars focusing on different types of LNG Bunkering Solutions.

Lithuanian LNG terminal started capacity allocation

The developer and future operator of Lithuanian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal SC “Klaipedos Nafta” 30th April has started LNG terminal capacity allocation – so called “open season”. This first phase of the terminal capacity booking will last until end of July.

Wärtsilä takes dual-fuel technology to next level by introducing Wärtsilä 46DF engine

The introduction of the new Wärtsilä 46DF engine emphasises Wärtsilä’s leading position in dual-fuel engine technology. Compared to any other alternative currently available on the market its specific fuel consumption is lower, output is remarkably higher, and lifecycle costs are extremely attractive.

Why dual fuel is the best answer for gas-fuelled ships

Wärtsilä article 23 May 2012
Produced by Mirja-Maija Santala, Media Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation

UECC orders two Dual Fuel Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC) with 1A super Finnish/Swedish ice class

The contract has been signed with Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and the vessels will be constructed at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong. Deliveries of both the vessels will be in the second half of 2016.

Fjord Line takes delivery of MS Bergensfjord

Fjord Line took delivery of the new MS Bergensfjord, the second of two eco-friendly cruise ferries built for the Norwegian shipping line by the Bergen Group Fosen shipyard in Rissa, Norway.

FSRU vessel “Independence” sailed to the sea

FSRU vessel “Independence” sailed to the sea its own course from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The ship's sea trial lasted nearly a week.

SC “Klaipėdos nafta” is preparing for the terminal capacity allocation procedures

SC “Klaipėdos nafta” – the developer of the first LNG terminal in Lithuania and the Baltic states is preparing for the terminal capacity allocation procedures in the first half of 2014. In order to better understand the future demand for regasification and small scale LNG reloading services SC “Klaipėdos nafta” is starting a market consultation and invites all those interested in LNG terminal capacity allocation.

Terminal and tank farm automation day Klaipeda

Optimize your Assets. Achieve your Operational Goals.

LNG as An Alternative? – Answers from the Training Session

The EU funded project “MarTech LNG” represented in the German partner region by Wismar University of Applied Sciences and ATI erc gGmbH launches with the two-day workshop in the Technology Centre Warnemünde a wide-ranging debate on alternative ship fuels in the maritime traffic.

Pre-Qualification for the purchase of LNG solution for Samsoe Ferry launched.

The new ferry operating between Samsoe and Hou in Jutland will be the first Danish, domestic ferry to be powered by LNG. This makes it a ground braking development for Danish Short Sea Shipping. But one question remains; how will the bunkering solution for the ferry be resolved?

“LNG Maritime Training” in Malmö, Sweden

Project MarTech LNG is organizing the LNG Martime training in Malmo Sweden. Training prepared by Klaipeda Shipping research Center and Maritime University of Szczecin takes 2 days and provides theoretical and practical knowledge on LNG

EU - Project “MarTech LNG” trainings in Rostock January 09-10th- 2014

“Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as business opportunity for enterprises in the South Baltic Region”: Exchange of experiences and maritime training at Technology Center in Rostock-Warnemünde on 09.-10.01.2014

Shell Prelude-Revolution in natural gas production

Shell is building the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project which has the potential to revolutionise the way natural gas resources are developed. It will help to unlock vital energy resources offshore, without the need to lay pipelines and build processing plants on land.

LNG to be available in Hamburg and Bremerhaven by 2015: Bomin Linde LNG starts the implementation process for both terminals

The plans for building and operating the two
terminals in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, the future hubs of the German coastal
LNG supply, have come to maturity.

Establishment of Baltic LNG Network

The Project MarTech LNG is taking initiative to create a Baltic LNG network that aims to strengthen the future LNG supply chain in the Baltic Sea Region.

European Commission Approves Lithuanian LNG Project

The European Union approved the liquefied natural gas terminal that Lithuania is building.

DNV GL Recommends Ways to Make LNG Bunkering Safe and Efficient

Author Svein Inge Leirgulen

One of the key hurdles to the increased global use of ships fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the lack of harmonisation of bunkering operations. “DNV GL is therefore today launching a Recommended Practice for authorities, LNG bunker suppliers and ship operators which provides guidance on how LNG bunkering can be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner,” says Lars Petter Blikom, DNV GL’s LNG director.

MarTech LNG technology workshop Copenhagen October 22nd

The aim of this workshop was to present at variety of new and existing solutions for small scale LNG infrastructure and to illustrate, not only the necessities in connection with the planning and construction of the relevant infrastructure, but also on the investments and implementation aspects when it comes to establishing a viable LNG supply chain in the Baltic Sea. Here you can find the presentations and participant list from the workshop.


On the 17th to the 19th of September 2013 the MarTech LNG project organized a study visit to Stavanger, Norway which amongst others included sailing with the worlds largest LNG powered ferry, the MS Stavangerfjord from Fjord Lines and a visit to the SKANGASS LNG Terminal at Risavika Harbor.

The Norwegian Authorities are now prepared to give permission to bunker LNG ferries while passengers are on board

The Norwegian Authorities are now prepared to give Fjord Line the permission to bunker it’s new LNG ferries while passengers are on board the ship. As a result the ship owner would no longer have to send a large number of LNG trucks to Hirtshals to do the bunkering procedure in Denmark.

Wärtsilä delivers dual-fuel engines to Danish environmentally sound ferry

This order is for the first Danish ferry to be operated on LNG fuel. The ferry project sets an environmental benchmark for inland ferries, and is being closely followed by other municipalities and governmental bodies in Denmark and abroad.

MarTech LNG will draw strategic guidelines for green shipping

"MarTech LNG" has been given the status of a project-flagship. The goal of this project is to create a liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chain by creating the conditions for the business of the Southern Baltic region to participate in the development of the LNG infrastructure development and LNG usage projects related to shipping, energetics, transport and stevedoring.

GLE launches work on study: Map of the small scale LNG infrastructure in Europe

GLE members are interested in supporting the small scale LNG development in Europe. This development is strongly driven by policies and targets to reduce emissions in the transport sector. New emissions control regulations are making LNG an increasingly attractive option for the short sea shipping sector as well as for road transport.

MarTech LNG in Houston

Project MarTech LNG will be promoting more than 180 stakeholders from the South Baltic Sea region in the international expo LNG 17 to be held in Houston.

Ports of Stockholm – first in the world to provide an infrastructure for liquefied natural gas for large passenger ferries

Ports of Stockholm has become one of the first ports in the world to offer a bunkering infrastructure solution for the provision of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to large passenger ferries. A successful collaboration involving AGA, Viking Line, Ports of Stockholm and the appropriate government agencies has made an infrastructure for bunkering possible.

Waller Marine Inc. LNG ATB gets ABS Approval in Principle

Classification society ABS has granted approval in Principle (AIP) to a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) and regasification articulated tug barge concept introduced by Waller Marine Inc, Houston

Shell to charter barges powered solely by LNG built at Peters Shipyards

Shell has launched the first 100% LNG powered tank barge at a Christening ceremony attended by Shell CEO Peter Voser at Peters Shipyards in The Netherlands.

Wärtsilä 2-Stroke Dual-Fuel: A Single Solution

There is a growing awareness in today’s marine market of the need for alternative fuel solutions that can reduce emissions while also demonstrating commercial viability. Finding a single solution that can ensure compliance with impending regulations to reduce sulphur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx) has so far proven to be elusive however