World’s Largest LNG Bunkering Vessel Launched in China

Total has announced the launching of its first large LNG bunkering vessel that will be used to fuel gas-powered ships in the Northern Europe.  The 135-meter-long vessel, being built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding near Shanghai, will have a tank capacity of 18,600 cubic meters, making it by the far the largest LNG bunkering vessel in the world.  Upon delivery in … [Read more...]

Port of Rotterdam Expects Years of Rising LNG Bunker Use

By Bart Meijer ROTTERDAM, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The Port of Rotterdam on Wednesday said it expects sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a bunker fuel to increase in the coming years as ships are forced to switch to cleaner sources of energy. Europe's largest sea port expects throughput of LNG as a bunker fuel to increase to around 30,000 tonnes this year, up from 9,500 … [Read more...]

Platts to Start LNG Bunker Pricing Assessments Ahead of IMO 2020

By Jessica Jaganathan SINGAPORE, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Price reporting agency S&P Global Platts plans to launch its first assessments for prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker fuel ahead of new shipping rules taking effect from next year which limits the sulphur content of marine fuel. Companies are exploring cleaner fuel options such as LNG because of a mandate from … [Read more...]

DNV GL: LNG Tank Capacity Points to ‘New Era’ in Ship Fuel

The rapid growth in installed LNG tank capacity points to a potential boom in LNG for larger vessels over the coming years and could mark the start of a new era in ship fuel, according Martin Wold, head of the Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform at DNV GL – Maritime. “There are now 163 LNG-fuelled ships in operation and a further 155 ships on order,” said Wold at a … [Read more...]