Sleipnir, the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel owned by Dutch Heerema, received the largest LNG bunkering ever completed, on Thursday. The total amount of LNG delivered was almost 3,300 metric tons.
Klaipedos Nafta, a Lithuanian LNG terminal operator, reported that the LNG-fuelled cement carrier, MV Greenland, conducted the first liquefied natural gas bunkering at the Malkos Bay terminal. Specifically, the Norwegian company Cryo Shipping, Ignitis and Baltkonta cooperated with Klaipedos Nafta on the bunkering project.
USCG recently gave its regulatory approval and design basis acceptance to the Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (Q-LNG), for its two variants construction. Gaining this approval, the marine transportation company will have the ability to move forward with its construction plans.
Polskie LNG signed a contract for the extension of the existing LNG regasification installation with additional SCV (Submerged Combustion Vaporiser) regasification devices. As a result, the current regasification capacity of the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal will be increased 50%.
Ship operators conducted 195 LNG bunkering operations at Spanish ports in 2019, 135 more than in the previous year, according to Spanish authorities. More specifically, 81,704 cubic metres of LNG was supplied to ships during the year.
The Society for Gas as Marine Fuel (SGMF) issued a report providing technical guidance and recommendations for the safe handling and operation of hose bunker systems utilizing cryogenic flexible hoses as the main way of LNG transfer.
Titan LNG, the Dutch service supplier of liquefied natural gas, completed its first ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas bunkering in the port of Antwerp. It is said that the chemical tanker Ramelia received LNG from Titan’s FlexFueler 001 barge at the SEA-Tank terminal. The vessel, owned by company Älvtank from Sweden, is the sixth vessel delivered to the LNG powered product tankers fleet of the Gothia Tankers Alliance.
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will test biofuel as a bunkering fuel for ships, in an effort to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap, the chief executive of the company’s logistics and services subsidiary said.
According to a recent statement, the tugboat Sakigake, Japan’s first LNG-fueled vessel, was supplied with LNG as fuel for the 100th time since its delivery in 2015. In fact, the LNG bunkering was conducted safely and efficiently from a tank truck at the No. 5 quay of Shinko, Yokohama.
Public Gas Corporation of Greece SA (DEPA) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement to finance with up to EUR 20 million the construction of a new LNG bunkering vessel for maritime use in Greece, which will be based in Piraeus.
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