LNG-Powered Tanker Completes Transit of Northern Sea Route

The LNG-fueled Aframax tanker Lomonosov Prospect has successfully completed its first commercial voyage along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) to deliver a cargo of oil from the Republic of Korea to Northern Europe. The voyage across the NSR took the Arc4 ice-class vessel 7.8 days to complete, during which the tanker covered a distance of 2,194 nautical miles, finishing on … [Read more...]

LNG-Fueled Tanker Completes First Commercial Voyage from Russia to Rotterdam

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A crude oil tanker owned by Russian state-owned shipping company Sovcomflot has completed its first voyage across the Baltic and North Seas operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG), the company said on Wednesday. The Aframax tanker Gagarin Prospect delivered a cargo of 104,815 tonnes of crude oil from Primorsk to Rotterdam, the company said in a … [Read more...]

Passenger Vessels Are Cleaning Up Using LNG

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) -- The sleek cruise-ferry idling at the harbor in western Norway while picking up passengers spews none of the dirty black smoke typical of ships at busy ports elsewhere. With a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 600 cars, the MS Bergensfjord is one of the growing number of vessels running on liquefied natural gas, which emits a fraction of … [Read more...]

‘World’s Most Eco-Friendly Bulk Carrier’ Delivered to ESL Shipping

Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping has taken delivery of what is being touted as the world's most eco-friendly bulk carrier. The 160-meter, 25,600 dwt, LNG-fueled vessel, named Haaga, was delivered from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. The ice-class vessel can also be fueled by completely carbon-free biogas, once the availability of carbon-free biogas improves over … [Read more...]