Japanese MOL announced that its LNG-fueled tugboat ‘Ishin’ bunkered LNG fuel in Sakai Senboku Port for the first time, in preparation for test operation, marking is the first bunkering of LNG as a marine fuel at any port in the Kansai region.
Spanish ferry operator Baleària announced that one of its two newest LNG-fueled ferries, ‘Hypatia of Alejandría’, has recently received its first supply of LNG in the Port of Venice. When it starts operations in the beginning of 2019, the ship will be the first LNG-fueled ferry to operate in the Mediterranean.
GoodFuels Marine along with bulker and tanker owner and operator Norden A/S, has successfully completed trials of the world’s first zero emission, ‘drop in’ Heavy Fuel Oil. The Bio-Fuel Oil is able to deliver almost zero carbon and Sulphur Oxide emissions without requiring engine modifications.
On 22 October 2018, Sovcomflot’s crude oil tanker ‘Gagarin Prospect’, which runs on LNG, completed its voyage across the Baltic and North Seas from Primorsk to Rotterdam. The ship delivered 104,815 tonnes of crude oil. ‘Gagarin Prospect’ is the world’s first Aframax crude oil tanker designed to operate on LNG.
On October 8, AIDA Cruises’ newest ship AIDAnova departed the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The ship will now be transferred on the river Ems to Eemshaven, Netherlands. AIDAnova passed the dock gate in Papenburg, the Friesen-bridge near Weener and then the Jann-Berghaus-bridge in Leer.
Shell recently delivered its first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering from its LNG bunker vessel ‘Cardissa’. This operation marked a number of other firsts, as it fueled the Sovcomflot’s vessel ‘Gagarin Prospect’, the world’s first LNG-fueled Aframax tanker. It was also the first STS LNG bunkering to take place in the Port.
‘Navigator Aurora’ became the first ship that successfully converted its slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel. The conversion lasted 15 days and took place after engine performance and emissions testing at Kawasaki in Japan, to prove that burning ethane in the Navigator ME-GI engines would be possible.
The world’s first floating nuclear power plant, the “Akademik Lomonosov”, started its voyage on Saturday, 28 of April 2018, from St. Petersburg. “Akademik Lomonosov” will go from St. Petersburg through the Baltic Sea and around Norway to Murmansk. In Murmansk, it will be loaded with nuclear fuel and tested at a few kilometres distance from nearly 300-thousand inhabitants.
Carnival Cruise Line signed of an agreement with Shell, to become the supplier of marine LNG for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North America.
Yamal LNG is planned to ship its first two cargoes of Liquefied Natural Gas from the Russian port of Sabetta in November. However, Novatek and Total, the project’s main developers, have not yet confirmed the destinations of the shipments.
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