Singapore Pushes Shipping to Adopt Cleaner Fuels

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Singapore is pushing the shipping industry to use cleaner fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a bid to reduce the city state's carbon emissions, the Maritime and Port Authority's (MPA) chief said on Friday. The country is introducing incentives for ships to install engines that use alternative fuels with lower carbon … [Read more...]

1,000 Feeder Ship to Test Carbon-Neutral Synthetic Natural Gas

The 1,036-teu containership Wes Amelie will become the first ship in world to trial carbon-neutral synthetic natural gas on a voyage set to take place in 2020. During the trial, Wes Amelie will replace a share of the LNG used during a roundtrip voyage with SNG produced from “green hydrogen,” i.e. hydrogen that is produced from renewable sources. A total of twenty tons of … [Read more...]

BHP Weighing LNG Fuel for Ore Carriers

By Barbara Lewis LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - BHP, the biggest listed miner, aims to decide early next year who has won a tender for LNG-fueled transport to ship up to 27 million tonnes, or about 10%, of its iron ore to cut emissions by around a quarter, a senior executive said. Miners are under pressure to become less polluting as society worries about the environment and … [Read more...]

Sovcomflot Tankers Complete Northern Sea Route Transit on LNG Fuel

Russian shipping company Sovcomflot has sent two more large-capacity, LNG-powered tankers through the Northern Sea Route. According to the company, the Aframax tankers Mendeleev Prospect and Lomonosov Prospect successfully completed eastbound voyages along the NSR from the Baltic port of Primorsk to China, on October 16 and 19, respectively, using only LNG fuel. The … [Read more...]

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...]