Bahri issued an expression of interest (EOI) to take under its management 12 LNG tankers from 2025, its first step towards the superchilled fuel, as Reuters informs citing an industry source. It is believed that Bahri’s expansion is part of Saudi Aramco’s expansion into LNG trading as it boosts gas production and considers expanding its LNG investments.
LNG as a fuel
McDermott International along with its partners Chiyoda International Corporation and Zachry Group announced that the Train 2 of the Freeport LNG project has begun producing its first LNG fuel. The project known as Cameron LNG Liquefaction project, involves four liquefaction trains, located on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas.
CGR Arctic Marine along with Wuzhou Shipbuilding and Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) inked an agreement for the design and establishment of a 6.000 cbm LNG bunkering vessel. Through the construction of the LNG-bunkering vessel, CGR Arctic Marine aims to expand its operations in southeast Asia and South America.
MPA Singapore issued two marine notices focusing on the environmental marine protection, highlighting the importance of LNG use and informing of two new programs, concerning port waivers and the extension of the Green Port program.
On 5 December Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation officially took delivery of its first powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship, known as Costa Smeralda. The handover ceremony was held in the place where the company’s vessel was build, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland.
The French President Emmanuel Macron should initiate an international coalition for the energy transition of the transportation sector whose priority will be to develop a more competitive and less carbon-intensive energy source, said Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM.
After noticing a lack of opportunities for women to network with others during industry events, Sarah Louise Howell, Marketing Communications Manager, ExxonMobil LNG and Tracy Lothian, Senior Vice President, Rovuma LNG Marketing, came together to discuss what ExxonMobil could do differently. The end result was the Power Play initiative, which aims to change the way people view diversity in the industry.
Costa Esmeralda successfully conducted its sea trials powered by LNG, being the first cruise ship to join the company that runs on LNG, representing an innovation in the cruise sector and highlighting the industry’s efforts in becoming greener and more sustainable.
The African Development Bank Group informed it approved a long-term Senior Loan of $400 million to support the building of an integrated LNG plant, including a liquefaction facility in Mozambique.
Gasum conducted its first ship-to-ship bunkering involving a cruise ship, at the Meyer Turku shipyard during November, 2019. Namely, Gasum’s LNG bunker vessel Coralius carried out the ship-to-ship bunkering to Carnival Corporation’s cruise ship Costa Smeralda.
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