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Nauticor conducts first STS LNG bunkering at Brunsbüttel

Hamburg-based Nauticor, conducted its first ever ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the Elbehafen Brunsbüttel, part of Brunsbüttel Ports, the first at a German port. The vessel bunkered LNG to DEME’s TSHD Scheldt River delivering a total of 300 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.

Petronas completes second STS LNG transfer

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS), through its subsidiary PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL), announced another successful completion of LNG break bulk ship-to-ship transfer, that was recently conducted in Brunei Bay. The STS transfers through Arctic and Polar Spirit vessels were conducted in 72 hours, manifesting a just-in-time (JIT) principle, driving the operational cost to the minimum level. 

Singapore saw its first STS LNG bunkering operation

Pavilion Energy has conducted the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The operation included a reload of 2,000m3 of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly-modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel.

Wes Amelie receives LNG through its first STS operation

‘Wes Amelie’, the world’s first container ship equipped with an LNG engine, received LNG via a STS operation, on April 21, from the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel ‘Kairos’, in the anchorage area of Visby, Sweden. This operation is considered as a milestone, as ‘Wes Amelie’ received LNG for the first time from a bunker supply vessel.

AET Tankers conducts its first LNG bunkering operation

AET Tankers, Petroleum and Chemical tanker owner, announced that its first LNG dual-fuel sister Aframaxes undertook their maiden ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in April. The company’s vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu, conducted bunkering operations in Port of Rotterdam.

Port of Colombo upgrades with $25 million crane order

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority announced the government’s green light, concerning the order for three-to-shore cranes for the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) in Colombo. The new cranes, that costed approximately US$25 million, will be an important step for the JCT 5 expansion project.

US updates guidance on North Korea sanctions

The US Department of the Treasury’s OFAC, the US Department of State and the US Coast Guard, updated information on North Korean sanctions, providing additional guidance on how to mitigate the risk of involvement in North Korea’s deceptive shipping practices. 

Preparing for bunkering: Proper planning & critical safety checks

The bunkering of ships, which formerly was a relatively low skill and low value activity, has deployed into a highly focused shipboard operation, due to the continuously rising oil price in conjunction with the imperative need for high marine environmental protection.


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