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 Port of Barcelona recently announced its total handling amount of LNG bunkerings during 2019. The European port managed to handle 18 LNG bunkerings, including AIDAnova and the Costa Smeralda.
Marking the second ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in Germany, the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel ‘Kairos’, has supplied DEME’s next generation offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’. For the Port of Rostock, this ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation is a first.
In fact, Cryostar and KC LNG have been awarded the contract for building an LNG ship bunkering and truck fuelling facility in Europe’s no. 1 breakbulk port of Antwerp. Cryostar and KC LNG are set to commission the LNG facility in the first quarter of 2020. Project promotors of the facility include Fluxys, G&V, Titan LNG and Rolande.
In a joint effort between Oiltanking Amsterdam, Furetank Chartering and Titan LNG, the FlexFueler001 has delivered LNG as fuel to the vessel Ramelia, whilst working cargo at the Oiltanking Terminal in Amsterdam. It is the first time a simultaneous operation (SIMOPS) has taken place with LNG bunkering in the Port of Amsterdam.
In his keynote address at the 2019 HANSA Forum in Hamburg, on Thursday, November 21, Bud Darr, MSC Group’s Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, highlighted the challenges shipowners face in meeting the goals and regulations in light of the ambitious goal set by the IMO to half sulfur emissions by 2050.
DNG Energy, a South African LNG infrastructure provider, will start LNG bunkering in South Africa’s largest bunkering port, Algoa Bay. The initiative aims to improve access to LNG bunkers for commercial vessels on a trading route, that sees 56,000 vessels transit the region every year. Bunkering operations are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020.
MOL participated in the LNG bunkering trial at the Port of Kobe, organized by the Kobe City Port and Harbor Authority, and conducted bunkering on the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin. This marks the first LNG bunkering in the Port of Kobe. The successful trial confirmed that LNG fuel can be effectively supplied safely at the Port.
Elenger, a subsidiary of Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas operating in foreign markets, began providing LNG bunkering services to LNG-powered vessels in the port of Hanko, Finland for the first time, in addition to Tallinn and Helsinki, where the company already operates.
Chinese Lanqiao port signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Beijing Energy Holding, to jointly invest in RMB6.7bn ($973m) for the construction of LNG receiving station at Lanqiao port. According to the collaboration agreement, the LNG receiving station will have a handling capacity of 5m tonnes of LNG annually.
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