50 Babcock LGE liquefiers for LNG ships already in place

50 Babcock LGE liquefiers for LNG ships already in place

In less than three years Babcock LGE, a company specializing in LNG solutions, has sold 50 boil-off gas (BOG) re-liquefaction plants for as many ships. The plants, based on the proprietary “ecoSMRT” technology for the recovery of Boil-Off (BOG) gases, are now used in LNG carriers.

14 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

-23% greenhouse gas emissions by using LNG, according to a recent study

-23% greenhouse gas emissions by using LNG, according to a recent study

According to a recent study commissioned by Sea-LNG and SGMF (Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel) to the consultancy firm Sphera, the use of Liquefied Natural Gas in maritime transport would allow a reduction of CO2 emissions up to 23%, depending on of the technologies used.

14 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Maritime LNG, towards 2050 and beyond

Maritime LNG, towards 2050 and beyond

European projects or not, the maritime cargo market seems to have made its choice, at least until 2030 (but probably beyond) for LNG. So has the cruise market for some years now. It is no coincidence that this is happening at a time when supply is now guaranteed on the world’s main routes.

19 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

The first LNG fast catamaran ferry is in service

The first LNG fast catamaran ferry is in service

On May 1st, the fast catamaran ferry of the Spanish ferry operator Baleària, named Eleanor Roosevelt, first of its type in the world, entered into service. The maiden voyage connected the port of Denia, near Valencia, with Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca, in the Balearics.

4 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG supplies for MSC Cruises in Marseille

LNG supplies for MSC Cruises in Marseille

MSC Cruises and Total, already linked by an LNG supply agreement for the next cruise ships of the Swiss shipowner who has Genoa as the reference port for cruises in the Mediterranean, have finalized the agreement for the supply of LNG at the port of Marseille.

3 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG Higas storage in provisional operation

LNG Higas storage in provisional operation

Last week, after receiving the authorization for the temporary operation, the Higas plant, the first coastal LNG deposit in the Mediterranean entered into service, with a capacity of 9,000 cubic meters divided between six containers. The depot overlooks the port of Santa Giusta – Oristano, in Sardinia island, Italy.

3 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG bunker with carbon-offset emissions by Repsol

First LNG bunker with carbon-offset emissions by Repsol

Repsol has bunkered a ship with LNG in the port of Cartagena in Spain, guaranteeing full compensation for the CO2 emissions associated with fuel consumption.

25 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG ships on transatlantic routes

LNG ships on transatlantic routes

Gulf of Mexico – Europe/Canada routes opened to liquefied natural gas with first LNG bunker in USA for Russian SVF operated by Shell’s new ‘Q4k’.

24 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

New bunker vessels for Kanfer and LNG tugs for Sembcorp Marine

New bunker vessels for Kanfer and LNG tugs for Sembcorp Marine

Kanfer Shipping AS (Kanfer) with Taizhou Wuzhou Shipbuilding Industry to build its first two small LNG bunker tankers. Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard has started construction of the first LNG-powered tug that will operate in the Port of Singapore.

23 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Ravenna Knutsen and Costa Toscana took to water

Ravenna Knutsen and Costa Toscana took to water

Two more important milestones in the development of LNG at sea and beyond have been reached in recent weeks. The Ravenna Knutsen, a 30,000 cubic metre LNG tanker, and the Costa Toscana, Carnival Group’s fourth large LNG-powered cruise ship, both took to water. In the coming months the two ships will complete fitting out and will be able to sail, the first to the Mediterranean and the second to Brazil.

18 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First bunker at sea of the largest LNG bulk carrier

First bunker at sea of the largest LNG bulk carrier

At the end of January Peninsula Petroleum, an international bunkering operator, in collaboration with Petronas Marine, an integrated oil and natural gas company in Malaysia, successfully carried out the first supply of LNG to the bulk carrier HL Green, of the international carrier H-Line Shipping in Malaysian waters

17 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Ten 15,000 TEU LNG container ships for ZIM

Ten 15,000 TEU LNG container ships for ZIM

Israeli public international transport company ZIM has signed a contract with freight ship operator Seaspan Corporation for the long-term charter of ten 15,000 TEU dual-fuel LNG container ships.

16 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG ferries in Japan with Yanmar engines

First LNG ferries in Japan with Yanmar engines

The Japanese marine engine manufacturer Yanmar has received an order from Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) to supply dual fuel 8EY26LDF engines (LNG and marine diesel oil – MDO) to power the onboard generators of the first two Japanese LNG-powered ferries.

21 Dec 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

The regulation for LNG ship to ship in La Spezia is now in force

The regulation for LNG ship to ship in La Spezia is now in force

Coinciding with the International Forum “LNG in the Euro-Mediterranean corridor and the role of the Logistic System of Genoa and Liguria”, promoted by the Liguria Region and Genoa Metropolitan City, and organised by ConferenzaGNL, the La Spezia Harbour Master’s Office published on 13 November the Order no. 174 approving the attached Regulation for the ship-to-ship LNG bunkering activities for passenger ships docking in the La Spezia port.

16 Nov 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

German shipowners declare LNG essential for energy transition

German shipowners declare LNG essential for energy transition

On the eve of the new Brunsbüttel LNG terminal construction, the German Shipowners’ Association underlined the considerable importance that the LNG infrastructure will play in Germany for the energy evolution of the country.

15 Nov 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Not only Italy, first LNG bunkers also in Japan and Malaysia

Not only Italy, first LNG bunkers also in Japan and Malaysia

While the first LNG supply from ship to ship was being carried out in Italy in the port of La Spezia to supply the cruise ship Costa Smeralda, Japan and Malaysia also started these supply methods, which are rapidly expanding globally.

12 Nov 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Meyer Werft hands over the LNG-powered cruise flagship IONA to P&O Cruises

Meyer Werft hands over the LNG-powered cruise flagship IONA to P&O Cruises

ona, the first of two new LNG-powered ships ordered by Carnival Corporation for the cruise brand P&O Cruises, has been delivered to the British shipping company after successfully completing numerous technical and nautical tests in the North Sea.

11 Nov 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First historic LNG ship to ship in Italy

First historic LNG ship to ship in Italy

Sunday 25 October 2020 is a day that will remain in the history of the development of direct uses of LNG in our country. In fact, in the port of La Spezia in Liguria, the first supply of liquid methane to a large tanker vessel took place successfully. The ship supplied was the Costa Smeralda, flagship of the Costa Crociere fleet, the largest in the world using LNG.

27 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Optimus, Elenger Marine’s new small LNG bunker

Optimus, Elenger Marine’s new small LNG bunker

At the beginning of the second week of September, the 6,000 cubic meter LNG bunker ship Optimus was successfully launched and christened at the shipyard of the Dutch shipbuilding company Damen Group, built on behalf of the Elenger Marine company.

16 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First ship to ship LNG in Italy for Costa Smeralda, now back at sea

First ship to ship LNG in Italy for Costa Smeralda, now back at sea

At 11.20pm on Saturday 10 October, the Costa Smeralda, flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, the largest and most modern LNG-powered ship in the world, resumed navigation. It is also the first liquid methane cruise ship to resume navigation after forced “disarmament” due to the coronavirus, which has blocked all cruises since last February.

12 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First Bureau Veritas approval for HHI floating LNG-to-power solution

First Bureau Veritas approval for HHI floating LNG-to-power solution

Classification company Bureau Veritas has granted Principle Approval (AiP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) LNG Floating Power Plant System (Hi-FL2P).

8 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Pavilion Energy: naval LNG demand seen by at 30 million tons in 2030

Pavilion Energy: naval LNG demand seen by at 30 million tons in 2030

According to recent forecasts by the specialist company Pavilion Energy, collected and relaunched by S&P Global Platts, the global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) for ship bunkering will grow considerably in the coming years, reaching 9 million tons in 2025 and growing about thirty times to around 30 million tonnes in 2030, with at least 100 more LNG bunkering vessels to be added to the existing fleet.

7 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

The Edison-Q8 project of the LNG coastal deposit in Naples has been officialized

The Edison-Q8 project of the LNG coastal deposit in Naples has been officialized

Edison and Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) officially presented last October 1st the project for a coastal storage of LNG in the Neapolitan port, described by the two companies as part of the “Green Shipping Week 2020” in Naples, after the indiscretions that have occurred in the past two years and a recent European grant for authorization engineering.

5 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

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