Total to supply LNG to CMA in Marseille; Costa Smeralda in Barcelona

Total to supply LNG to CMA in Marseille; Costa Smeralda in Barcelona

Total Marine Fuels and the CMA CGM shipowner announced in a joint statement, released in early December, the signing of a ten-year contract for the supply of 10,000 Teu containerships in the Mediterranean, starting in autumn 2021. The new contract covers the ships used between Europe and Asia, and provides for a ship-to-ship supply of […]

19 Dec 2019 - 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

LNG-fuelled cruise ships now in Italy

LNG-fuelled cruise ships now in Italy

Cruise passengers can now choose to embark from Civitavecchia or from La Spezia on the AIDAnova ship, currently the largest cruise ship in the world that can use liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Mediterranean. Aida Cruiser is a shipping company controlled by Costa Crociere, a company owned by Carnival Corporation, one of the world’s […]

29 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG as marine fuel: why it is a true revolution

LNG as marine fuel: why it is a true revolution

by Diego Gavagnin | ConferenzaGNL The development of shipping powered by liquid methane will be one of the main themes of the upcoming “The Small Scale LNG Use, Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Expo” (Napoli, 15-16 May 2019), with the the urgency to plan the necessary LNG supply structure for ships at the center of the debate. The […]

25 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Avenir LNG switches order for LNG carrier duo from Keppel to SOE shipyard

Avenir LNG switches order for LNG carrier duo from Keppel to SOE shipyard

Avenir LNG Ltd has announced the signing of contracts with Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd. (SOE) for the construction of two 7,500 cbm LNG carriers, at its Nantong, China shipyard, with options to build two more. Delivery of the two LNG new buildings is scheduled for May and August 2021. The ships are […]

23 Apr 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

Aida Nova in Civitavecchia first full LNG port in the Mediterranean

Aida Nova in Civitavecchia first full LNG port in the Mediterranean

Contrary to what we wrote last February 22nd (read here), we apologize to all our readers, Costa Smeralda will not be the first LNG ship to operate in the Mediterranean, but it will be the Aida Nova (Aida Cruises group), by North American Carnival Group. Aida Nova will be based in Civitavecchia, having adhered to […]

25 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Second LNG-ready containership christened at Philly Shipyard in U.S. by Matson

Second LNG-ready containership christened at Philly Shipyard in U.S. by Matson

With a ceremony at Philly Shipyard on Saturday March 9,  the US ocean transport and logistics services provider Matson has christened the second of two Aloha Class LNG-ready containerships;  the new vessel, named Kaimana Hila, is the sister ship to Daniel K. Inouye which was christened in June and went into service in November 2018. Both […]

18 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

World’s First Mega-Container Vessel Retrofit to LNG

World’s First Mega-Container Vessel Retrofit to LNG

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion to LNG (dual fuel) of a 15,000 TEU container ship owned by Hapag-Lloyd, one of the major shipping companies in the world. The retrofit of the MV SAJIR mega container, which was built in 2015 and habitually navigates the route between Asia and Northern Europe […]

11 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

The first CMA CGM container ship is into service (13 by 2020)

The first CMA CGM container ship is into service (13 by 2020)

The Finnish shipping company Containerships (CMA CGM Group) announced that its first LNG-powered container ship, M/S Containerships Nord, has successfully completed its first LNG supply in the port of Rotterdam on January 24, 2019, carried out by Shell from ship to ship via the Cardissa vessel bunker. Approximately 240 tonnes of LNG were supplied to […]

5 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Costa Smeralda LNG-powered Cruise Ship into service from next 3 November

Costa Smeralda LNG-powered Cruise Ship into service from next 3 November

Costa Crociere (Carnival Corp. Group) starts bookings for the first trips of its new flagship cruise ship, Costa Smeralda, which will be the first cruise ship in the Mediterranean fueled entirely with liquefied natural gas. Costa Smeralda has a capacity of about 3,300 cubic meters of LNG, which will be supplied by Shell on the […]

22 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Hapag-Lloyd first in world to convert large container ship to LNG

Hapag-Lloyd first in world to convert large container ship to LNG

Recently the maritime company Hapag Lloyd of Hamburg has signed with the Chinese company Hudong ZHONGHUA Shipbuilding (Group) Co Ltd. a contract to convert its maxi container ship “Sajir” of 15.000 TEU (conventional unit that is equivalent to a container of 20 feet) to LNG. The conversion will be carried out in the Shanghai-based shipyard […]

12 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

“Hypatia de Alexandria”, Balearia LNG-powered ferry, into service between Barcelona and Maiorca

“Hypatia de Alexandria”, Balearia LNG-powered ferry, into service between Barcelona and Maiorca

Hypatia de Alexandria,Baleària’s first ferry wholly powered by LNG, has recently started sailing regularly between Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca after its arrival  on 27 January at the port of Barcelona, ​​coming from the Visentini shipyard of Porto Viro, near Venice. The arrival of the ferry was greeted with a ceremony attended by the President […]

6 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Nordlaks orders second LNG-fueled wellboat

Nordlaks orders second LNG-fueled wellboat

In last December, Norwegian aquaculture group Nordlaks has ordered a second live fish carrier equipped with liquefied natural gas (LNG) and battery hybrid propulsion at the Turkish Tersan shipyard, whose delivery is scheduled for 2021. The new unit will be identical to the former dual-fuel ordered ship, based on a project developed by the Norwegian NSK Ship […]

5 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL