Korean Register (KR) and DSME have competed the world’s first ship to ship (STS) LNG loading for gas trial. The SM JEJU LNG2 has supplied LNG in the STS gas-trial to a 173.400 cbm LNG carrier. The demonstration test took place at DSME’s Okpo Shipyard from 24-26 November, 2020.
The CMA CGM Group has embarked on a major program to build a new class of liquefied natural gas-powered vessels, as part of its drive to take the shipping industry’s energy transition to the next level.
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) has officially launched its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering business by completing its first LNG bunkering operation at Pasir Gudang, Johor.
The LNG bunkering operation for Costa Smeralda was completed with support by Italian Coast Guard, Port Authority of Eastern Ligurian Sea, local authorities, Shell and Costa Group.
On October 20, the LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) Kaguya supplied LNG fuel to an NYK PCTC at the berth of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. — the first time in Japan for LNG fuel* to be supplied to a vessel via Ship-to-Ship bunkering.
Singapore is expecting its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel to become operational by this year-end, and for the first time providing ship-to-ship bunkering services in the port.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) – which promotes the interest of some 200 ports worldwide – has presented guidelines for the safe handling of LNG-powered vessels at port terminals.
Gas Agility has arrived in Rotterdam’s anchorage. But for the moment, the vessel has not yet notified the Harbour Master of an upcoming call. According to its owner MOL, the 135.5-metre-long ship ranks as ‘the world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel’.
On Monday 4 May, the Port of Marseille Fos, Shell and Carnival carried out the first “ship-to-ship” LNG bunkering operation in France on the Costa Smeralda.