Tag: Bunkering

LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president
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LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president

Sergey Frank, President and CEO, Sovcomflot has said liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has good potential, following experience on-board its large-capacity tankers since 2015. Sovcomflot’s Green Funnel tankers, which are powered by LNG, have enabled operation in the Baltic and North Seas where strict emissions regulations apply. The vessels have also operated...

Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam
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Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam

Containerships, a CMA CGM Group subsidiary, has completed its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering procedure at the Port of Rotterdam this month. 234 metric tons of LNG were bunkered onto Containerships’ Nord vessel on January 24, 2019. The 1,400-TEU Containerships Nord is the first of four LNG-powered containerships to join the fleet. The following vessels...

Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker
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Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker

Danish bunker supplier Monjasa has announced that it delivered 450,000 tonnes of fuel using its 2010-built 8,800 DWT tanker, Accra in the Panama Canal in 2018. According to Monjasa, this makes the company the second largest local bunker supplier delivering marine fuel in the Panama Canal in 2018. Accra arrived in Panama after forming part...

VPS launches service in response to 2020 fuel quality issues
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VPS launches service in response to 2020 fuel quality issues

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has launched an ‘Additional Protection Service’ (APS) to help shipping companies navigate issues around 2020 fuel quality. APS will provide clients with information and support in increasing the level of damage prevention and asset protection of their vessels. VPS says that while ISO8217 offers a significant level of protection to fuel...

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...