Tag: Bunkering

World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered
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World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel has begun operating in Northwest Europe. The vessel Kairos is owned by Babcock Schulte Energy and is under charter to the Blue LNG joint venture. Blue LNG is 90 per cent owned by Hamburg-based Nauticor and Lithuanian energy infrastructure supplier KN. Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO, Nauticor,...

World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US
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World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US

World Fuel Services (WFS) has announced a new US-based physical bunker supply operation. WFS in partnership with Harley Marine Companies – Pacific Terminal Services and Olympic Tug and Barge, will offer RMG 380 and MGO 0.1 per cent sulphur by dual product barge from mid-January. WFS will be operational in the Columbia River, servicing Portland...

ABS and KOMERI sign MoU to advance LNG as a marine fuel
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ABS and KOMERI sign MoU to advance LNG as a marine fuel

ABS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual...

CMA CGM removes emergency bunker surcharge
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CMA CGM removes emergency bunker surcharge

CMA CGM Group has announced that its emergency bunker surcharge (EBS) will be non-applicable from January 1, 2019, until further notice. The EBS was implemented in June 2018 due to rising oil prices. Based on the Brent average price today, CMA CGM has decided to remove its bunker surcharge. Other bunker-related surcharges, THC (Origin and...

Terntank bunkers LNG at Sweden’s new port facility
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Terntank bunkers LNG at Sweden’s new port facility

Shipping company Terntank has become the first operator to bunker liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) at the Port of Gothenburg’s new facility with the help of Swedegas. Swedegas says the similarities between LNG and LBG make it easy for the facility to handle both these fuels and meet the transition of the...

SSB AND GPS sign $50m agreement to develop Southeast Asia LNG supply chain
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SSB AND GPS sign $50m agreement to develop Southeast Asia LNG supply chain

Gas World has reported that Singapore-based turnkey service provider and EPC company SSB Cryogenic Services (SSB) have announced a $50 million collaboration agreement with Global Petro Storage (GPS) Singapore to expand and develop small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain solutions in Southeast Asia. A push for cleaner energy and the global sulphur cap on...

BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses
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BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses

BIMCO has approved two 2020 bunker clauses that deal with general compliance and the transitional period into 2020. The Global Marine Fuel Sulphur Clause for Time Charter Parties was approved by the Documentary Committee at its meeting in Copenhagen on November 13. The first clause states that charterers must provide fuel that complies with MARPOL...

Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS
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Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS

Shipping companies are wasting time and money and minimising their operational efficiency by paying for navigational data that is not actually used, according to Paul Stanley, CEO of maritime technology company, Global Navigation Solutions (GNS). One solution that promises to help reduce wasted navigational data is the GNS Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) solution that was...

Greek shipowners question environmental benefits of scrubbers
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Greek shipowners question environmental benefits of scrubbers

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) has criticised the use of scrubbers as a solution to cleaner and more environmentally conscious shipping in 2020 and beyond. While applauding the IMO’s decision to consider safety implications associated with handling marine fuels in 2020, Mr Theodore Veniamis, President of the UGS, said the environmental benefit of scrubbers...

Optimise fuel consumption and slash bunker surcharges, says FuelSave
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Optimise fuel consumption and slash bunker surcharges, says FuelSave

Fuel surcharges that are being introduced to pass the cost of 2020 compliance to the customer could be reduced by making use of technologies that optimise fuel consumption, claims FuelSave. Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company are two companies that announced earlier this year that they are implementing emergency bunker surcharges to combat the increasing price...

High uncertainty looms over solutions for 2020 compliance
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High uncertainty looms over solutions for 2020 compliance

There is a lingering uncertainty over the ability for low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO), scrubbers, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet the IMO’s 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, which enters into force in 15 months’ time, reveals a white paper produced by Sea Asia. The report confirms that scrubbers, LNG fuel, and LSFO will be...

Skangas becomes latest member to join SEA\LNG
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Skangas becomes latest member to join SEA\LNG

LNG provider Skangas has joined SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Skangas will be the 34th member to join the coalition. The company will provide LNG supply and infrastructure expertise in support of SEA\LNG’s vision to create a competitive global LNG value...