Turkey-based Tersan Shipyard is building two new LNG-fueled cruise vessels for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten, expected to operate the historic coastal voyage between Bergen and Kirkenes, along the western coastline of Norway, stopping at 34 ports along the route.
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In line with its vision for an emission-neutral cruising, AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Carnival Corporation, is planning the first practical trial of fuel cells aboard an AIDA ship by 2021, the company said in its sustainability report released Monday.
SEA\LNG released a study presenting that LNG as a marine fuel is able to deliver the best return on investment. The report says that the fuel is a competitive option for newbuild Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC) on Pacific and Atlantic trade lanes.
One year after taking delivery of its first ‘Green Funnel’ LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tanker, Russian shipping company PAO Sovcomflot revealed that using LNG as a primary fuel for these large-capacity tankers enabled a 30% reduction of CO2 emissions compared with similar vessels powered by HFO.
Brittany Ferries confirmed the names for its next two ships. The first one is Kerry, an one-year charter vessel that is expected to arrive in November 2019. The second one is Santoña, chosen for the company’s third E-Flexer class ship.
For the first time, a ship bunkered LNG in Europe during loading and unloading procedures. The bunkering took place at the RST terminal at the Prins Willem Alexanderhaven in Rotterdam. The LNG was supplied by Shell. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, who made the simultaneous bunkering possible, said that the operation fits in with its aim for the energy transition in shipping, from fuel oil to LNG.
Hamburg-based Containerships, a subsidiary of the French CMA CGM, announced it took delivery of its second LNG-powered ship, ‘Containerships Polar’, to operate in Northern Europe. The ship will be phased into the redesigned BALT 2 service in the Port of Rotterdam on 23 June.
Malta Freeport Terminals welcomed the first ever LNG-fueled container ship to visit Malta during the course of the vessel’s maiden voyage from Asia to Rotterdam. The ‘Containerships Polar’ discharged more than 560 containers during its call to Malta.
GasLog and GasLog Partners decided to assume commercial control of their ships currently operating in the LNG carrier spot market through The Cool Pool. The Cool Pool is an LNG carrier pooling agreement between GasLog and Golar, focusing on spot fixtures of up to 12 months in duration.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has received an approval in principle for a VLCC ‘eco-tanker’ design, capable of using a combination of volatile organic compounds (VOC) mixed with LNG as fuel and Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion.
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