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ABS to class Singapore’s first LNG bunker barge

FueLNG selected ABS to class Singapore’s first LNG bunker barge. The vessel is scheduled to begin construction in January 2019. The LNG bunker barge, with 7,500 cubic meters of LNG capacity, will be owned and operated by FueLNG, a joint venture between Shell and Keppel Offshore & Marine. 

IBIA: IMO to consider legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel

IBIA welcomed signs that work may soon start to develop a new chapter for oil-based fuels with a flashpoint below 60°C within the context of the IGF Code. This would simplify the process for ships to show that they are designed to use such fuels safely, IBIA said.

US eyes LNG exports to Germany in next four years

US companies expect to begin exports of LNG to Germany in four years at the latest, challenging Russia which now accounts for 60% of German gas imports, said the deputy US energy secretary Dan Brouillette in an interview to a German newspaper on Monday.

Wärtsilä wins order for world’s first ships running on LPG

Wärtsilä will provide an integrated cargo handling and fuel gas system for two new gas carrier vessels for Exmar. The ships will transport LPG and will be the first vessels capable of running on LPG. The Wärtsilä equipment is expected to be delivered during mid-2019, and the vessels are planned to be delivered during the end 2020.

Maersk changes fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of 2020 sulphur cap

Maersk informed that it will change the fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. The new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) aims at recovering the Maersk Line costs of compliance with the global sulphur cap which enters into force on 1 January 2020.

IMO Sub-Committee takes steps for use of methanol as ship fuel

The 5th session of the IMO’s sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) last week has completed draft interim guidelines for the safety of ships using methanol as fuel, setting them on course for formal approval by the IMO’s MSC in 2020.

New guidance for 2020 sulphur cap compliance

DNV GL published the new “Global Sulphur Cap 2020” guidance paper, updating the Global Sulphur Cap brochure, published in October 2016. This report presents the new regulation and the options that ship owners and operators have, in order to ensure compliance.

Energy transition at the centre of Gastech and GPEX in Barcelona

The first day of two co-located events in Barcelona, Gastech, the global exhibition and conference at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy industries, and GPEX, the global event showcasing strategies and technologies for global energy transition, was successfully concluded.

ICS publishes guidance for compliance with 2020 sulphur cap

To assist shipping companies prepare for the implementation of the IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, the International Chamber of Shipping has produced some guidance to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer.  

Germany launches methane fuel project to support energy transition

A new project launched in Germany is intended to develop new technologies to support the country’s energy transition using methane-based fuels from renewables. The MethQuest will gather 27 partners to collaborate on research and development work over a period of three years in six joint projects.

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