LNG fueled vessels

Seaspan Ferries adds two new LNG-hybrid vessels

Canadian transport company Seaspan Ferries announced it will be adding two new LNG – battery hybrid ferries to its fleet. With construction scheduled to begin in 2019, the vessels are expected to go into operation in 2021. 

World’s largest aluminium ship soon to be built

Australian shipbuilder Incat informed that has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The company will construct the 130 metre long ship Buquebus, and it will operate between Argentina and Uruguay. Once completed, the ship will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built.

Tests from Rotor Sail technology on Viking Grace indicate savings

Norsepower Oy Ltd. announced that independent test results showed that Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology has the potential to deliver savings on the Viking Line-owned and operated M/S Viking Grace. Long term LNG marine fuel savings is expected to be up to about 300 tonnes on annual basis.

Project to expand Sweden’s Port of Ystad begins

The EU-funded project to expand the Swedish Port of Ystad and make it able to accommodate larger ferries started with a sod-turning ceremony on May 2. The project includes, in addition to two new ferry locations in Ystad Harbor, a new vessel to be fueled by LNG for the Polish shipping company Polferries.

UECC invests in hybrid-powered vessels to exceed IMO 2030 goal

The United European Car Carriers, jointly owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines, informed of a new contract to construct two new generation hybrid-powered PCTCs (Pure car truck ­carriers), expected to achieve 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030.

English Channel will have to wait for its first LNG-fueled ship

The continuous increase in the number of LNG-fueled ships are assisting the rise of several bunkering infrastructure along Europe. However, the English Channel will not see its first gas-fueled ship soon, as Brittany Ferries’ ‘Honfleur’, which was to be delivered in June, will now arrive later in 2019, as the yard experiences financial fines.

Bangladesh’s second FSRU begins operations

Bangladesh has employed its second LNG terminal with the beginning of operations of FSRU ‘Summit LNG’ offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal. As reported by Excelerate Energy the FSRU completed the commissioning on April 29, 2019.

SHI constructs its first LNG-fueled vessels using its own tech

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) announced that it has successfully built its first LNG-fueled vessels using its own technology. The company had announced on April 29, that the two LNG-fueled 113,000 dwt oil tankers delivered to an Asian shipowner earlier this year completed the first bunkering at the port of Rotterdam and now begin their operation as eco-friendly vessels.   

Port of Barcelona welcomes first LNG-fueled cruise ship

The world’s first LNG-fueled cruise ship, AIDAnova, arrived in the Port of Barcelona last week. Germany-based AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated Friday the ship arrival. 

NYK the first Japanese shipping firm accredited to conduct IGF Code training

Class NK accredited in late March a training program for seafarers responsible for LNG and other low-flashpoint fuels on board NYK Group-operated ships, making the NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain an international institution’s certification in the field of IGF Code training.

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