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...]

Crowley’s LNG-Fueled MV Taíno Completes Maiden Voyage to Puerto Rico

The second of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s new LNG-powered combination container/roll-on roll-off vessels has just completed its maiden voyage to Puerto Rico. The ship, named Taíno, arrived at Crowley's terminal in San Juan on Friday morning after departing on Jan. 8 from its mainland homeport of Jacksonville, Florida. Taíno is the second of two so-called "ConRo" vessels … [Read more...]

AIDAnova Makes Maiden Call in Canary Islands as World’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ship

Carnival Corporation has marked the start of its operation of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruise Terminal in the Canary Islands with the maiden call of AIDAnova, the world's first fully LNG-powered cruise ship. Carnival Corporation recently announced an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be the first concession-holder to operate the Canary … [Read more...]