Gibdock Completes Major LNG Conversion on Baleària Ferry Napoles

Gibraltar's Gibdock shipyard has completed a major conversion project on the Baleària ferry Napoles, converting the vessel LNG fuel. The three-month conversion project was one of the largest projects ever undertaken by the shipyard, located on the Mediterranean side of the Strait of Gibraltar. The 186m long Napoles, which has capacity for 1,600 passengers and 1,430 lane … [Read more...]

LNG Makes Its Case as the ‘Greenest’ Alternative to Oil

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - LNG is the most environmentally friendly, readily available fuel for shipping today – and in the foreseeable future, according to a new study. With the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap regulations coming into force next January, along with its target of halving C02 emissions from shipping by 2050, decisions need to be taken on alternative fuels. At … [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...]

Hapag-Lloyd to Convert 15,000 TEU Containership to LNG Fuel

Hapag-Lloyd announced Tuesday it will retrofit its 15,000 TEU ship Sajir to cleaner burning LNG fuel, becoming the first in the world to convert a ship of this size to LNG power. The German shipping line said it hopes the pilot project will pave the way for converting large ships to liquefied natural, helping to eliminate 15 to 30 percent of CO2 emissions compared to … [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...]