Spanish Shipbuilder Delivers First European-Built LNG-Powered Tug

Spanish shipbuilder GONDAN has delivered what is said to be the first LNG-powered dual fuel tug ever built in Europe. The tug, named DUX, was delivered Wednesday to its new owner, the Norwegian shipping company Østensjø Rederi A/S. DUX is the first tugboat of a series of three designed by the Canadian company Robert Allan Ltd. The escort tug, with 40.2 meters length … [Read more...]

MOL to Build Japan’s First LNG-Powered Tug

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced it plans to build the first LNG-powered tugboat in Japan. The new tug will be built at Kanagawa Dockyard in Kobe with LNG dual fuel engines supplied by Yanmar Co. The company says the tugboat will be deployed in Osaka Bay beginning in April 2019, providing escort to large-scale freighters in Osaka Bay and the Sea … [Read more...]