Shipping Up to Boston

About a year ago, the 138,059 cubic meter Norwegian-flagged LNG carrier BW GDF Suez Boston was sailing inbound toward one of the United States' oldest LNG terminals, the Everett Marine Terminal on the Mystic River in Boston Harbor. One of the crew caught the transit on camera: At the end of January, BW Maritime says the BW GDF Suez Boston suffered a technical problem … [Read more...]

BW Heads to Samsung Heavy for LNG Regas Vessel

Samsung Heavy Industries confirmed today $300 million in newbuild orders have been placed for a pair of product tankers and a Liquefied Natural Gas Floating Storage Regasification Unit (LNG-FSRU). The LNG-FSRU deal was signed by Singapore-based BW Shipping on 29 November and is scheduled for delivery in 2016. The FSRU is the second such order this year and will feature DFDE … [Read more...]

With Strong Demand for FSRUs, BW Maritime and Samsung Heavy Sign Newbuild Contract

BW Maritime and Samsung Heavy Industries signed a ship-building contract on Friday for BW’s first Liquefied Natural Gas Floating Storage Regasification Unit (LNG-FSRU).  When delivered in 2015, this vessel and floating terminal will be able to receive and convert LNG into its gaseous form for offloading via pipelines, to gas facilities on-shore. Bermuda-based Golar … [Read more...]

BW Rhine Released from Pirate Control, Cargo Stolen

After a four days under the control of west African pirates, BW Shipping reports that the product tanker, BW Rhine, has been released off Nigeria by its captors.   All 24 crew members are safe. “We are all very relieved and our immediate priority is to ensure the wellbeing of our employees,” says BW Maritime CEO Andreas Sohmen-Pao. Communcations were … [Read more...]

BW Maritime Loses Contact with Product Tanker off Togo

BW Maritime believes their product tanker, BW Rhine, has been captured off Togo.  Here's a statement made by the company. On 28 April 2012, BW Rhine, a 75,678 dwt product tanker built in 2008 and operated by BW Maritime, was forcibly removed from her safe anchorage position off Lome, Togo. The vessel was laden at the time. Contact was last made with the vessel at 18:30 … [Read more...]