Rise to six the LNG ships of MSC Cruises with Wartsila technologies

Rise to six the LNG ships of MSC Cruises with Wartsila technologies

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique signed an agreement for the construction of two new LNG-powered World Class ships. MSC Cruises already commissioned two ships of the same class to the French Shipyards with the MoU of 31 October 2018 investing over 4 billion euros totally. The delivery of the four ships, the first of […]

24 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Other LNG-electric hybrid cruise ships of Vard (Fincantieri) for Ponant

Other LNG-electric hybrid cruise ships of Vard (Fincantieri) for Ponant

VARD, a Norwegian subsidiary of Fincantieri, signed an agreement with the French shipowner PONANT on the last December 19th, for the supply of two new generation small luxury cruise ships. In addition, VARD will deliver “Le Commandant Charcot”, the first LNG-powered Arctic hybrid-electric cruise ship, to PONANT in 2021. The two new boats represent the […]

22 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG in Japan with the first port bunkers and new ferries

LNG in Japan with the first port bunkers and new ferries

Japan takes important steps towards the development of LNG as a marine fuel, thanks to an ambitious development plan and two significant bunkering tests in the ports of Nagoya and Kobe made by the transport company MOL Group (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines). In the second part of 2019, the Group first announced his participation in the […]

17 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Volkswagen will become the first company to use LNG for overseas car freighters

Volkswagen will become the first company to use LNG for overseas car freighters

The Volkswagen Group announced through a press release that from 2020 it will be the first car manufacturer to use LNG merchant ships to transport cars. The choice of the German company aims to reduce the emissions produced by the transport of goods and products, as pointed out by Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group […]

13 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

IMO 1.1.2020, are we ready?

IMO 1.1.2020, are we ready?

by Diego Gavagnin Only a few days left to the sulfur content limits in marine fuels worldwide, as per the decision of the IMO, the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency that governs maritime traffic and its impact on ‘environment. The goal of the intervention is not so much the preservation of climatic stability as […]

27 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

+5000% increase for LNG in international shipping by 2040, IEA predicts

+5000% increase for LNG in international shipping by 2040, IEA predicts

The use of LNG as a bunker fuel is expected to grow sharply in the coming years, the IEA said in its World Energy Outlook 2019. The use of LNG in international shipping is expected to reach 50 bn m³/yr of equivalent pipeline gas (39 mn t/yr of LNG) by 2040 from less than 1 […]

25 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Second Balearia LNG-fueled newbuild ferry Marie Curie starts operations

Second Balearia LNG-fueled newbuild ferry Marie Curie starts operations

Friday 26 of July 2019, Spanish shipping company Baleària‘ second LNG-fuelled newbuild ferry Marie Curie has started operations on the route Valencia-Ibiza-Palma. Marie Curie, built at the Italian Cantiere Navale Visentini shipyard, follows its sister vessel Hypatia de Alejandria that started operations earlier this year. Baleària has invested €200 million ($223.4 million) in the construction […]

29 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Port of Riga starts services to LNG-powered containerships

Port of Riga starts services to LNG-powered containerships

The Port of Riga has announced that by officially welcoming the Containerships Polar, it has started regular port services to LNG-powered containerships. According to the statement, it has been planned that the first two 100% LNG-powered vessels Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord (owned by the CMA CGM group container line) will arrive at the port […]

27 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

The first “annual meeting” of Assarmatori, the association founded in January 2018 within Conftrasporto – Confcommercio, was held in Rome in mid-July. In his report, the president Stefano Messina, after having reviewed the phases and the motivations that led to the constitution of the new Association, recalled the essential data of the sea economy for […]

26 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Keppel O&M wins contract for “LNG ready” dredger

Keppel O&M wins contract for “LNG ready” dredger

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) – through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) – has recently secured a contract for a “LNG-ready” newbuilt high-specification trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) vessel destined to Van Oord shipping company. The order follows from an option granted to Van Oord based on earlier contracts that were […]

23 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Damen completes Europe’s first dredge conversion to LNG

Damen completes Europe’s first dredge conversion to LNG

In the past few days, the first European dredger converted to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion has departed Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque to return to work, 23 months after a contract signing. The 117 metre, 8,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain was built in 2002 and is owned by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports and operated by the Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire. She […]

3 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Double christening for dual fuel/LNG Canadian tankers in Quebec

Double christening for dual fuel/LNG Canadian tankers in Quebec

June 27, 2019 On June 20, at the Port of Quebec the Canadian shipping company Desgagnés held a double christening and inauguration ceremony for its two new polar class tankers dual fuel/LNG Paul A. Desgagnés and Rossi A. Desgagnés. Featuring almost 15,000 dwt and tanks with a capacity of more than 17,000 m³, the ships […]

2 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Twenty LNG-powered containerships for CMA CGM by 2022

Twenty LNG-powered containerships for CMA CGM by 2022

On the occasion of World Environment Day, French container shipping giant CMA CGM has reiterated its commitment to the environment, striving to be a leader in the energy transition of the maritime industry. Claiming to be a pioneer in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, the group will have taken delivery […]

11 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Two other hybrid LNG ships for the fleet of Seaspan Ferries

Two other hybrid LNG ships for the fleet of Seaspan Ferries

The Canadian shipping Group Seaspan Ferries has announced that it will be adding two new LNG-battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021. Their construction should start in 2019, allowing them to join within two years the first two hybrid LNG ferries of the company, the Seaspan Swift and the Seaspan Reliant, both commissioned in […]

28 May 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Five more LNG containerships for CMA CGM Group

Five more LNG containerships for CMA CGM Group

The French shipping company CMA CGM has ordered new five LNG-powered containerships to a Chinese shipyard of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The agreement, signed in France by Rodolphe Saadé, President and CEO of CMA CGM, and Lei Fanpei, President of CSSC Group, on the occasion of the meeting between the President of the […]

1 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL