Florida pushes on the development of small scale LNG infrastructures

Florida pushes on the development of small scale LNG infrastructures

Florida’s 15 ports are increasingly paving the way for natural gas as an alternative to traditional fuels in the US thanks to the developement of cutting-edge LNG infrastructures. This is what emerges from a report recently published by the Florida Ports Council and the Florida Natural Gas Association, which underlines how the 15 ports in […]

30 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

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

AET names two LNG dual fuel Aframaxes

AET names two LNG dual fuel Aframaxes

The malaysian tank owner and operator AET has named and welcomed its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu at a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co Ltd’s (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. Both vessels have been taken on long-term charter by Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (Shell), primarily for […]

18 Oct 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

EU grant to retrofit five Baleària ferries to LNG

EU grant to retrofit five Baleària ferries to LNG

The Spanish ferry operator Baleària obtained an economic support of about 11.8 million euros from the European Union for the planned conversion to liquefied natural gas (LNG) of five of its ferries. The European Union has declared the company’s project as “excellent” and will grant up to a maximum contribution of 11.797 million euros, compared […]

16 Oct 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG maritime: named AIDAnova cruise first in the world. A new Viking ferry under construction

LNG maritime: named AIDAnova cruise first in the world. A new Viking ferry under construction

AIDA Cruises, a Carnival Corporation cruise company, held a naming ceremony for the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled cruise ship. The naming ceremony of the cruise vessel AIDAnova took place next weed-end at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, attended by 25,000 spectators, according to a statement by AIDA. At the end of […]

4 Sep 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG prospects for the maritime sector according to the WSJ

LNG prospects for the maritime sector according to the WSJ

On August 23rd, the Wall Street Journal focused on the prospects for LNG in the maritime sector, by Paul Garvey. The article start from the next deadline of January 1, 2020, when the sulfur content of marine fuels will pass from 3.5 to 0.5% in all the seas (apart from those where this limit is […]

1 Sep 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Spain’s Balearia plans Euro 60m LNG conversion

Spain’s Balearia plans Euro 60m LNG conversion

Spanish ferry operator Baleària plans to spend 60 million euros ($70.2 million) to convert five of its ferries to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel in the next two years. Work on the first ferry Naples is expected to start this winter, according to a Baleària statement. The other ferries to be converted to LNG […]

29 Aug 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Davie Shipbuilding delivers its first LNG-powered ferry

Davie Shipbuilding delivers its first LNG-powered ferry

Davie Shipbuilding, Canada’s largest shipyard, said it has recently delivered what it claims to be the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ferry to be built in North America. The LNG-powered ferry Armand Imbeau II equipped with icebreaking capability will be able to operate year round on the St. Lawrence River on the Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine route. The […]

21 Jul 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Edison’s LNG terminal in Oristano for next 50 years

Edison’s LNG terminal in Oristano for next 50 years

Recently, the Management Committee of the Port Authority of the Sea of ​​Sardinia expressed its unanimous opinion in favor of a 50-year maritime concession in favor of Edison SPA in the portual area of Oristano. Located along the southern navigable canal of the industrial Port of Oristano for a surface area and relative water mirror, […]

13 Jul 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

MAN Energy Solutions wins LNG propulsion systems order

MAN Energy Solutions wins LNG propulsion systems order

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide the propulsion systems for 2 × 2,525-teu containership newbuildings, which will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, based in Honolulu, which provides shipping services between Hawaii and the US mainland. Each system will comprise a 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets, and […]

11 Jul 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Costa Smeralda’s “Coin ceremony”  (first cruise 4 Nov. 2019)

Costa Smeralda’s “Coin ceremony” (first cruise 4 Nov. 2019)

Last 4 July in Turku, Finland – Meyer shipyard – Costa Crociere held the traditional “Coin Cerimony” for its new cruise ship Costa Smeralda, the first dedicated to the international market totally powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Top management from Costa Crociere and Meyer Turku shipyards took part in the event. “We are particularly […]

9 Jul 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Skangas Fuels Its First Ship with Liquefied Biogas

Skangas Fuels Its First Ship with Liquefied Biogas

Skangas has supplied Furetank’s chemical/product tanker M/T Fure Vinga with liquefied biogas (LBG), representing the company’s first delivery of this renewable and environmentally friendly fuel to a marine company.  The fueling took place at the Port of Gothenburg, transferring the fuel directly from a tanker truck to the ship. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s […]

29 Jun 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Titan to bunker Nor Lines’ LNG-fueled freighters

Titan to bunker Nor Lines’ LNG-fueled freighters

Titan LNG, the service supplier of liquefied natural gas, will be supplying the chilled fuel to two Nor Lines’ LNG-powered multipurpose vessels, the Kvitnos and Kvitbjørn at the port of Rotterdam, at the City Terminal in the Prins Willem Alexander harbour (port number 2790).  The two vessels operate on a bi-weekly (liner) service from the SCA terminal in […]

18 Jun 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Lloyd’s Register teams with Penn Oak Energy Corp to help develop LNG-fuelled ship industry

Lloyd’s Register teams with Penn Oak Energy Corp to help develop LNG-fuelled ship industry

Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. (LR) has teamed with Penn Oak Energy Corp to help companies raise much needed capital and mitigate the technical risks associated with retrofitting ships fuelled by liquid natural gas (LNG), by providing a one-stop-shop solution to the industry. Historically, the leading expense for ship operators is fuel and personnel. The […]

22 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

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

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

The Port of Antwerpen hopes to further enhance the availability of LNG by setting up a permanent LNG filling station by the beginning of 2019. At present, truck-to-ship bunkering is already possible at the port of Antwerp, but the Port Authority wishes to further augment the availability of LNG by setting up a permanent station. It has already […]

20 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

French GTT to work with LNG-Gorskaya on Russian LNG tanks

French GTT to work with LNG-Gorskaya on Russian LNG tanks

French engineering company GTT and Russian company LNG-Gorskaya LLC have signed an agreement on transfer of documentation and providing of information about production of cargo sections for three bunkering tankers being built at the shipyards of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC). As LNG-Gorskaya told IAA PortNews, the agreement is to secure implementation of the contract […]

13 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

Fincantieri among the three shortlisted by BC ferries for LNG upgrades

Fincantieri among the three shortlisted by BC ferries for LNG upgrades

BC Ferries announced today that the company has shortlisted three shipyards, including one British Columbian yard, for the Spirit Class vessels mid-life upgrades including conversion to dual-fuel so they can operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards, Remontowa SA of Poland and Fincantieri of Italy were shortlisted from the five shipyards that responded […]

13 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG bunkering leading to new ship orders

LNG bunkering leading to new ship orders

Growing demand for cleaner ship fuels, and thus LNG bunkering, would result in more orders for ships running on LNG, a sector analyst has said. CIMB Securities analyst KJ Hwang made this conclusion after meeting industry experts at the recent South Korea-Norway green ship seminar. Hwang noted, “Consensus was strong regarding: oil price potentially rebounding […]

6 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

Bomin Linde soon to order LNG vessel

Bomin Linde soon to order LNG vessel

The tender process initiated by Bomin Linde LNG for contracting a LNG bunker supply vesselhas entered the final phase. The vessel is expected to be ordered in the third quarter this yearand will become operational in 2017.In February 2015 Klaipedos Nafta, operator of the first full scale LNG terminal in the Baltic Searegion, and Bomin […]

6 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

Rolls-Royce completes LNG retrofit of Bergen Viking

Rolls-Royce completes LNG retrofit of Bergen Viking

The Rolls-Royce powered Bergen Viking has returned to service following a successful conversion from diesel-electric to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-electric propulsion. LNG is growing in popularity as a marine fuel, and to date Rolls-Royce has delivered a total of 63 LNG engines to ships. LNG reduces Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions by about 90 per cent […]

6 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

Gasum and Anthony Veder sign a contract for a new LNG carrier

Gasum and Anthony Veder sign a contract for a new LNG carrier

Gasum and Anthony Veder have signed an agreement for a long term time charter of a new ICE Class 1A Super LNG carrier. The 18,000 cbm vessel will be built at German shipyard Neptun Werft and delivered at the last quarter of 2017. Gasum and Anthony Veder have agreed on a long term timecharter for […]

2 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

Gotland goes for one more LNG Ro/Pax ferry

Gotland goes for one more LNG Ro/Pax ferry

Sweden’s ferry operator Rederi AB Gotland has exercised an option for an additional Ro/Pax ferry at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China. Identical to its sister ship ordered back in November 2014, the newly ordered 1,650 passenger Ro/Pax ferry will also be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The ferries are scheduled for delivery in 2017 […]

2 Jul 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

China working on new maritime emissions regulations

China working on new maritime emissions regulations

Chinese legislators are deliberating regulating emissions from boats and ships as the country clamps down on air pollution. According to a draft amendment to the Air Pollution Law, tabled to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee for a second reading on Wednesday, ships on inland or river-to-sea waterways must use standard diesel as fuel […]

29 Jun 2015 - ConferenzaGNL

TEN-T Annual Conference focused on innovative funding solutions for new networks

TEN-T Annual Conference focused on innovative funding solutions for new networks

On the 22nd of June,  Transport Ministers from 12 European Member States, CEOs and over 1000 transport stakeholders joined the high-level transport conference ‘TEN-T Days’ in Riga, organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the Latvian Presidency. The trans-European networks (TEN-T), which are at the core of the Union’s infrastructure policy, aim to close the […]

29 Jun 2015 - ConferenzaGNL