The largest container ship in the world passes to LNG; another 16 waiting

The largest container ship in the world passes to LNG; another 16 waiting

Recently, the China shipyard Huarun Dadong has started the conversion to LNG of Hapag-Lloyd’s ultra-container Sajir, which is heralded as the first conversion in the world of a container ship of this size.

23 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Carnival to build second LNG-powered Excel-class ship

Carnival to build second LNG-powered Excel-class ship

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of its founding, Carnival Cruise Line will build a new LNG-powered Excel-class ship that will join the Carnival fleet in 2022.

22 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Fifteen LNG icebreakers for Arctic LNG 2

Fifteen LNG icebreakers for Arctic LNG 2

SMART LNG, a joint venture of the Russian companies Sovcomflot (SCF Group), specialized in fuel shipping, and NOVATEK, LNG producer, has signed contracts with VEB.RF Group, Russian economic development agency, and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for the construction of ten Arc7 LNG icebreakers for the shipment of liquid methane.

16 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Five bulk carriers for BHP: “LNG the only available commercial option”

Five bulk carriers for BHP: “LNG the only available commercial option”

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, has chartered five bulk carriers that will be powered by LNG. The company’s stated goal is to improve its environmental rating. With this choice, the company plans to reduce climate-altering emissions by 30 percent for each voyage.

14 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Fincantieri starts construction of LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar

Fincantieri starts construction of LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar

Last June 25, at the Sturgeon Bay shipyard, in Wisconsin, (USA), Fincantieri started the construction of a LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar.

31 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

EU funding for 19 LNG projects in the maritime sector

EU funding for 19 LNG projects in the maritime sector

The European Union has announced the allocation of € 142 million in funding for 19 projects aimed at the maritime use of LNG in the various Member States, through the conversion of ships capable of using LNG as fuel, as well as the installation of related storage and distribution infrastructures in the ports.

28 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

SGMF publishes guidelines  for vessels using LNG as fuel

SGMF publishes guidelines for vessels using LNG as fuel

The Society for Marine Gas as a Fuel (SGMF) has published new guidelines on working practices for the maintenance, repair and dry docking operations of ships that use LNG as a fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-powered ships, including the dry docking period.

14 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

New model of LNG working catamaran by ST Engineering

New model of LNG working catamaran by ST Engineering

Last month, the Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) group announced the development of a new high-speed LNG-powered work catamaran project, in collaboration with the Australian naval engineering company Incat Crowther, to be used in the transfer of the workforce employed on energy offshore platforms.

9 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Western Australia pushes for Pilbara LNG fuelling hub

Western Australia pushes for Pilbara LNG fuelling hub

The Western Australian government is pushing forward plans to create an international liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling hub in Pilbara as part of a move to reduce carbon emissions. The state government claims transition to LNG fuelled vessels in Pilbara ports could reduce emissions by up to six million tonnes per annum (Mtpa).

5 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Wes Amelie saves 1 million euros using the LNG

Wes Amelie saves 1 million euros using the LNG

The container ship Wes Amelie has saved on average over US $ 3,000 per day (or about 2,750 Euros /day) during 2019, using liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of maritime diesel (MGO)

1 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG small tanker ship: news in Japan and South Korea

LNG small tanker ship: news in Japan and South Korea

In Japan, the Sakaide Works shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the first LNG bunker vessel of the country; In South Korea it was held the steel cutting ceremony for the construction of an LNG bunker for coastal supplies, the first to be built exclusively with local South Korean technology.

26 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Maritime LNG in the Saipem-CDP alliance on the energy transition

Maritime LNG in the Saipem-CDP alliance on the energy transition

here is also LNG in the framework agreement on the energy transition, signed by Saipem and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) on 6 May. In particular, the development of intervention models is envisaged for the promotion, development and construction of infrastructures for the supply, transformation and use of LNG in maritime transport.

25 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG’s first ship to ship in Marseille (and France)

LNG’s first ship to ship in Marseille (and France)

The first ship to ship refueling of LNG ever in France took place in Marseille on 4 May. The Coral Methane tanker has been involved and has been carrying out this type of operations in the ports of Tenerife and Barcelona for more than a year for the LNG cruise ships of the Carnival Group (the Costa Smeralda, flagship of Costa Cruises, and the Aida Prima).

17 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Chart Industries joins the Australian LNG Marine Fuel Institute

Chart Industries joins the Australian LNG Marine Fuel Institute

The role of LNG Marine Fuel (LNG MFI), a non-profit association, unique in the Southern hemisphere, which promotes the use of liquid methane in maritime transport based in Perth, Australia, is growing. With the participation of Chart Industries, the industrial presence in the association is strengthened, which already includes, among others, the presence of Woodside, Wartsila, Ironside, Mitsubishi Motors, Man, Mol, Bhp, Rio Tinto, Win GD.

11 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Innovative LNG cold ironing for floating data center in Singapore

Innovative LNG cold ironing for floating data center in Singapore

Keppel Data Centres Holding has signed separate agreements with the logistics group Toll Group (Japan Post Group) and Dutch Royal Vopak to study the feasibility of a project related to a floating data centre and an LNG-to-power infrastructure aimed at decarbonising its operations.

8 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Nauticor and Novatek to co-develop small scale LNG in the Baltic Sea

Nauticor and Novatek to co-develop small scale LNG in the Baltic Sea

Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG and the Russian Novatek Green Energy have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding the cooperation in developing a joint LNG supply infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region.

30 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Dominion Energy strengthens in US small-scale LNG

Dominion Energy strengthens in US small-scale LNG

The US company Dominion Energy, based in Richmond (Virginia), which operates in the field of electricity and natural gas, recently expanded its activities in the small-scale LNG segment by acquiring from the Southern Company the producer Pivotal LNG of Atlanta particularly active in the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the maritime market.

28 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG oil-tankers, Total and AET proceed with the small scale

LNG oil-tankers, Total and AET proceed with the small scale

With two different press releases at the beginning of April, AET, the shipping company of the Malaysian MISC Group, provider of maritime energy logistics services, and Chartering and Shipping Services SA, of the Total Group, have announced an agreement for the construction and temporary rental of two dual-fuel VLCC (Very Large Crude Carriers) with main use of LNG. The two new ships are expected to be delivered to AET and then to Total from the first quarter of 2022.

16 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

New special LNG-electric ships for the German government

New special LNG-electric ships for the German government

The German Federal Administration of Waterways and Navigation has ordered two special LNG-electric hybrid ships at the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Lemwerder (Lower Saxony), with a third option by 2020, prepared to provide assistance in the event of accidents, fires or ships unable to maneuver. Propulsion will be ensured by Rolls Royce engines.

15 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Soon in the North Sea the largest crane ship in the world, first on LNG

Soon in the North Sea the largest crane ship in the world, first on LNG

On March 22, the semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir of the Heerema Marine Contractors, the first of its kind in the world to be powered by LNG, arrived for the first time in the port of Rotterdam after being towed by the tug Kolga in the Caland Canal.

8 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Balearia LNG close to completion. 72 million euro for retrofitting

Balearia LNG close to completion. 72 million euro for retrofitting

The Spanish shipping company Baleària’s LNG conversion strategy continues rapidly, based on the transformation of six of its ferries and the construction of three new ones, two of which are already sailing, built at the Italian shipyard Visentini and a third super fast catamaran ferry under construction at the Spanish shipyard Armon Gijón. The programme, […]

17 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG Bunkering operations to ships tripled in 2019 in Spain

LNG Bunkering operations to ships tripled in 2019 in Spain

195 operations were carried out in 2019, in which 81,704 m3 of LNG was supplied. This is a very significant increase compared to the 60 operations carried out in 2018, when 4,504 m3 of LNG were supplied. This growing trend continues in January 2020, with 35 operations carried out, in which 12,055 m3 was supplied. […]

24 Feb 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

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

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