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Naming Ceremony for the world’s second dual fuel LNG PCTC

The world’s second dual fuel LNG PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) M/V AUTO ENERGY had her formal Naming Ceremony at the Malmö Port in Malmö, Sweden on 7 February 2017.

Spain will have the International Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) School

The International Liquefied Natural Gas School’s activities will be carried out at the Jovellanos Integral Maritime Safety Centre installations and the Enagás regasification plant located in El Musel.

Baleària plans to invest 450 million euros in new ships and smart terminals

Spanish operator intends to invest up to €450 million in new vessels and terminals over the next five years. The company operates passenger ferry services in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

SECOND NEW SALISH CLASS VESSEL SETS SAIL FOR B.C.

BC Ferries’ Salish Eagle, the second of three new Salish Class vessels, is on its way. Salish Eagle to arrive in April and will be in service in summer of 2017.

First purpose-built LNG Bunkering Vessel delivered to Zeebrugge

Gas4Sea have taken delivery of the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel from Hanjin Heavy Industries at the Yeongdo shipyard in Busan, Korea.

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced the publication of ISO 20519, a new standard for the safe bunkering of ships with liquefied natural gas (LNG).

HD trucks powered by LNG in Poland – road test results

Significant fuel cost decrease and reduction of exhaust gases emission – these are two main conclusions of half year road tests of Iveco Stralis LNG at Poland.

LNG Seminar in Port of Gdynia, Poland

Motus Foundation organized LNG Seminar "LNG bunkering in the seaport" in Port of Gdynia.

BSM and Babcock International Group collaborate on innovative LNG Supply Vessel

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), a leading global maritime services company, and Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, are collaborating to develop a ground-breaking Gas Supply Vessel (GSV).

Linde awarded major contract for LNG plant in Russia

Linde recently signed contract with the Russian engineering holding SRDI Oil & Gas Peton. Production capacity of around 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per year. Linde’s LNG plant portfolio bridges the gap between small- and world-scale LNG projects.

First bunkering of an LNG-fuelled chemical tanker in German Port

The Hamburg-based company Bomin Linde LNG successfully conducted the first bunkering of a chemical tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a German port when the vessel ‘Fure West’ received the chilled natural gas in the Port of Rostock on February 2nd.

LNG for the first time in in the Port of Brunsbüttel

Cement carrier "Ireland" has been bunkered with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in the Port of Brunsbüttel. The truck-to-ship bunkering operation was the first ship LNG bunkering of a bulk carrier on the river Elbe. It’s a further step in establishing Brunsbüttel as a LNG site.

GoLNG – Partners Project meeting held on 25th and 26th January 2017 at WMU in Malmo

The International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) took place at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden from 24 to 25 January 2017. Within the framework of the conference the GoLNG project meeting was held as the side event of the Conference.

Baleària has ordered two new LNG-powered ferries for 200 million euros

Spanish shipping company Baleària urolínias Marítimas S.A. has ordered two new LNG-powered ferries at the Italian based shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini for 200 million euros.

MARENER 2017 Paves the Way Towards a Sustainable Shipping Industry

The International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) took place at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden from 24 to 25 January bringing together high-level speakers and over 300 participants from 83 countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding maritime energy management.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE announce collaboration to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 – Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium.

Titan LNG Awarded Prestigious ‘Clean Harbour Programme’ Award, including €500,000 Subsidy

Funding provides the development of LNG as a marine fuel in the region with a major boost

NORSEPOWER ROTOR SAIL SOLUTION TO BE INSTALLED ONBOARD VIKING LINE CRUISE FERRY VESSEL

Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading provider of lowmaintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind ropulsion systems, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry.

Biohybrid production plant in Germany

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a biohybrid production plant to the German energy company, Erdgas Südwest GmbH. The new plant will produce both bioLNG (liquefied biogas) and LNG. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in December, and delivery will be made on a fast-track basis.

Growing number of vessels receive environmental discount at the Port of Gothenburg

Last year, one in three ships at the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental discount on the port charges. This represents an increase of 83 per cent on the previous year. Heading the discount list are Donsö-based shipping companies Terntank and Furetank, whose vessels are powered by liquefied natural gas.

LNG infrastructure at the Port of Duisburg

RWE Supply & Trading and duisport are building infrastructure for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) at the Port of Duisburg.

VARD secures contract for two LNG powered car and passenger ferries

VARD have secured contracts for the construction of two LNG powered car- and passenger ferries for Torghatten Nord in Norway. The total contract value amounts to approximately NOK 600 million.

World’s first LNG icebreaker Polaris heads to icebreaking duty today

Arctia’s newest icebreaker Polaris heads to icebreaking duty on January 9th 2017, at 4 PM. Icebreaker Otso has been in icebreaking duty already since December 8th 2016 and icebreaker Kontio since December 16th 2016.

ISO Published Standards for CNG and LNG Fuelling Stations

In December 2016, ISO has published two international standards that will play an important role in the deployment of the alternative fuels infrastructure. The publication of ISO 16923 and ISO 16924 enables parties to apply broadly supported requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of CNG and LNG fuelling stations, respectively.

Megastar of Tallink receives first LNG bunkering at Skangas Pori LNG terminal

To be completed at the Meyer Turku shipyard in late January, Tallink’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered fast ferry M/S Megastar was bunkered with LNG for the first time at the newly opened Skangas Pori LNG terminal on January 4. Her maiden voyage will take place from Tallinn to Helsinki in late January.

Great ships of 2016: Polaris

Every year Maritime Reporter & Engineering News has selected the ships, which impressed the journalists by its construction or have been a breakthrough for the global shipping. This year among 18 selected ships was Polaris - the first powered icebreaker fuel LNG.

First LNG research ship in Germany

December 2016, Fassmer has been commissioned to build a new survey and research vessel for the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH).

Skangas make first small scale LNG reload at Klaipeda in Lithuania

December, 2016 Skangas signed an agreement with Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas company, for a small-scale LNG reload to take place at the Klaipeda LNG Terminal in Lithuania. The reload will take place early January 2017. This will be the first reload conducted at the terminal and it is the first time Skangas source LNG from Statoil.

Conference MARENER 2017 coming soon!

Recently, we had the chance to have a little chat with Josefin Madjidian, Research Associate at the World Maritime University (WMU). Josefin was so kind to carve out a few minutes out of her busy schedule, filled with commitments to the Maritime Energy Management (MareEner) and Maritime Environmental Research (MER) research groups, and answer a couple of questions about the upcoming MARENER 2017 conference.

Inauguration of the first floating LNG import terminal in Turkey

On Friday 23 December, ENGIE and the Turkish construction companies Kolin and Kalyon have inaugurated the ETKI LNG terminal, in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Mr. Binali Yildirim and Minister of Energy Mr. Berat Albayrak.