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...]

First Commercial Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering in Port of Singapore

SINGAPORE, May 2 (Reuters) - Pavilion Energy has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship (STS) liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling operation in the port of Singapore, the company said. The operation included loading 2,000 cubic metres of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by an STS transfer to a receiving heavy-lift commercial … [Read more...]

World’s Largest LNG Bunkering Vessel Christened in Hamburg

Germany-based LNG bunker supplier Nauticor has christened the world’s largest liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel Kairos during a ceremony last week in Hamburg. The christening took place last Friday at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder before more than 250 invited guests. With a tank capacity of 7,500 m3, the MV Kairos is the world’s largest LNG bunker supply … [Read more...]

Containerships Newbuild Completes First LNG Bunkering in Port of Rotterdam

Finnish shipping company Containerships Group says its LNG-powered ship, M/S Containerships Nord, has completed its first LNG bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam ahead of her maiden voyage. According to the company, around 240 metric tons of LNG fuel was loaded onto the vessel during a ship-to-ship transfer from Shell's specialized LNG bunkering vessel Cardissa. The … [Read more...]