Archive for the ‘LNG’ Category

Jim Watson Delivers Keynote Address at Ferries 2013

Jim Watson Delivers Keynote Address at Ferries 2013
ABS takes the lead in developing LNG as fuel in North America 7 November 2013 – (Houston) Jim Watson, President and COO of the ABS Americas Division, told participants at Marine Log’s Ferries 2013 conference on Monday, 4 November, that LNG is changing the landscape of the marine industry and...
November 7th, 2013 | Car trade, Classification Societies, LNG | Read More

EXMAR’s Caribbean FLNG project

EXMAR’s Caribbean FLNG project
EXMAR is pleased to announce two keystone events in its Caribbean FLNG project:  On 5th November, Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE) and Gazprom Marketing & Trade Limited (“GM&T”)  announced the execution of a Heads of Agreement (“HOA”) with respect to a five year Sale and Purchase...
November 7th, 2013 | Drill ships, Energy, LNG, Supply ships, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Construction of a new Sakhalin LNG plant slated for 2015

Development of design of a new plant  for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Sakhalin will commence in early 2014 and the facility construction is scheduled for the first half of 2015, the Sakhalin Governor and regional government’s press office said. The project issues were discussed at a meeting...
October 31st, 2013 | LNG, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Russia’s LNG prospects

Russia’s LNG prospects
LNG terminals ships Russia’s LNG prospects,  by Vitaly Chernov, Editor-in-Chief, IAA PortNews As Europe accelerates preparations for transfer of vessels sailing in the Baltic and North Seas to LNG, Russia only speaks about construction of required infrastructure. However, market players believe...
October 29th, 2013 | Energy, LNG | Read More

Braemar brings LNG expertise to China

Braemar brings LNG expertise to China
As the demand for LNG grows, the Chinese Government has recognised that in expanding its LNG capabilities, it must build-up the skill set of its maritime professionals in this vital sector. A new course created by Braemar Engineering aims to support this growing demand for LNG expertise in China and...
October 28th, 2013 | LNG, Technical, Technology | Read More

Martek delivers emissions monitoring system so complex no competitor would even quote

Martek delivers emissions monitoring system so complex no competitor would even quote
Martek Marine has delivered the most sophisticated emissions monitoring system ever built for marine use to Daewoo for the world’s largest Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU). The 173, 400m3 vessel, which can also function as an LNG carrier, is due for delivery in May 2014 when it will...
October 17th, 2013 | Environment, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

The LNG shipping fleet could have been halved

The LNG shipping fleet could have been halved
Another day at the trading desk Ever heard about LNG cargoes changing hands several times across the Atlantic because traders are… eh, trading? Or LNG carriers meeting each other on the oceans with full cargoes in opposite directions? I have heard those stories for a long time, so I wanted to find...
October 15th, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technology | Read More

DNV GL recommends ways to make LNG bunkering safe and efficient

DNV GL recommends ways to make LNG bunkering safe and efficient
Lars Peter Bilkom One of the key hurdles to the increased global use of ships fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the lack of harmonisation of bunkering operations. “DNV GL is therefore today launching a Recommended Practice for authorities, LNG bunker suppliers and ship operators which provides...
October 15th, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Environment, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines and propulsion systems chosen for two Chinese LNG carrier vessels

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines and propulsion systems chosen for two Chinese LNG carrier vessels
The Wärtsilä 50DF engine Wärtsilä Corporation, 15 October 2013 at 9.30 EET – This latest order further strengthens Wärtsilä’s leading position as a supplier of engines for LNG carriers. Since the first Wärtsilä 50DF engines were fitted onboard LNG carriers some ten years ago,...
October 15th, 2013 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Reach Agreement on Joint Ownership of 2 New LNG Carriers

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Reach Agreement on Joint Ownership of 2 New LNG Carriers
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced an agreement with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Makoto Yagi), for joint ownership of two newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers (*) that will sail under long-term charter contracts signed in June 2012....
October 2nd, 2013 | LNG, Trade and Commerce | Read More

AtoBviaC’S LNG reviwe stes new industry standards

AtoBviaC’S LNG reviwe stes new industry standards
With two major LNG conferences taking place this week on opposite sides of the world – the 3rd Annual LNG Global Congress in London and the World LNG Series Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore – AtoBviaC, the specialist maritime route provider, has carried out a thorough review of all LNG trades...
September 25th, 2013 | IT and Communications, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Bureau Veritas sharpens ice tools

Bureau Veritas sharpens ice tools
Pierre Besse Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has responded to demand for safe LNG transportation in the Arctic regions by developing new high-level tools to assess cargo sloshing in ice conditions. It has also developed a cutting-edge probabilistic method for assessing ice...
September 24th, 2013 | Arctic Shipping, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, LNG | Read More

Energy Developments in South east Mediterranean – day 2

Energy Developments in South east Mediterranean –  day 2
The London Hellenic Centre The second day of this international conference was dominated by the shipping sector’s energy and propulsion systems, technology and economics under the broader title “Energy and Shipping: how can the two fields  complement each other? Is LNG a marine fuel of the future?...
September 21st, 2013 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Books, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, LNG, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Pollution | Read More

Energy Developments in South east Mediterranean

Energy Developments in South east Mediterranean
The London Hellenic Centre The first day of this timely and well prepared two-day international conference at London’s Hellenic Centre attracted over 150 delegates –  a major success, given it is a Friday, and will continue with its Shipping as well as Energy & Renewables Energy sessions...
September 20th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, European Union, LNG, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek Shipping Minister Varvitsiotis visits London

Greek Shipping Minister Varvitsiotis visits London
Varvitsiotis (seated) replying to questions Greece’s Shipping and Aegean Minister Miltiades J. Varvitsiotis come to London last week during the London International Shipping Week. In a well-timed visit, Varvitsiotis met with Koji Sekimizu, the Secretary-General of the IMO stressing him how important...
September 17th, 2013 | Bunkering, European Union, LNG, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

China office for London’s Baltic Exchange

China office for London’s Baltic Exchange
  The Baltic Exchange London headquartered bulk shipping exchange, the Baltic Exchange has today, Tuesday the  17 September 2013,  opened a new office in Shanghai. The exchange, whose members comprise the world’s leading shipping, chartering and broking companies, provides data on the cost of...
September 17th, 2013 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Port of Antwerp and EXMAR announce strategic alliance for LNG bunkering in Antwerp

Port of Antwerp and EXMAR announce strategic alliance for LNG bunkering in  Antwerp
As a result of a European public tender, the Antwerp Port Authority appointed ship owning  company EXMAR as its strategic partner for LNG bunkering in the port of Antwerp. Both partners have teamed up for the development of an LNG bunkership as well as for the execution of several further required...
September 17th, 2013 | Bunkering, LNG, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ABS Forms Global Gas Solutions Team

ABS Forms Global Gas Solutions Team
Christopher Wiernicki New team addresses market needs specific to LNG/LPG. (Houston, TX –)ABS, a leading provider of global maritime classification services, has taken another step forward to meet industry needs with the formation of the ABS Global Gas Solutions Team to leverage the organization’s...
September 4th, 2013 | Classification Societies, LNG, LPG, News | Read More

EXMAR and LNG Partners take further steps to solidify their alliance for the BC LNG project

EXMAR and LNG Partners take further steps to solidify their alliance for the BC LNG project
Following execution of a Letter of Intent (LOI) by EXMAR with LNG Partners, LLC and LNG  BargeCo BVBA for the long-term charter of a Floating Liquefaction & Storage Unit (FLSU) to  serve the BC LNG Project near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, EXMAR and LNG Partners  announced today that they...
September 3rd, 2013 | LNG, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

Siem Offshore selects Wärtsilä’s design and integrated solution for yet another LNG powered platform supply vessel

Siem Offshore selects Wärtsilä’s design and integrated solution for yet another LNG powered platform supply vessel
Siem Offshore’s new platform supply vessel designed by Wärtsilä Wärtsilä Corporation,  2 September 2013 at 11 am EET – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider,  has been awarded the contract to supply the design and an integrated solution for...
September 2nd, 2013 | Energy, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Market blues et al

Market blues et al
John Faraclas outside the Greek Parliament: Watch this space… Once again the John Faraclas live interview to Lilian Margaritis took place at the SBC TV studios last Thursday the 29th  of August 2013, and was primarily focused on the markets, war, maritime tourism, the  Greek coastal services...
September 1st, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, LNG, Markets, News | Read More

EXMAR teams up with LNG Partners for BC LNG Project

EXMAR teams up with LNG Partners for BC LNG Project
EXMAR has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Term Sheet with LNG Partners, LLC and  LNG BargeCo BVBA in respect of providing a Floating Liquefaction & Storage Unit (FLSU) to  serve the BC LNG Project (www.bclng.com) to be located on the West Bank of the Douglas  Channel near Kitimat, British...
August 31st, 2013 | LNG, Shipfinance | Read More

The Markets: still the Capes make…waves

The Markets: still the Capes make…waves
The Baltic Exchange Another day for the Capers but not like yesterday! The BCI close at 2099, up 78 points, which is 60 percent less than yesterday. Wonder when this Capes “euphoria” stops. On thing is for sure: the rest of the market remains as it was, with _/+  2/3 points respectively (BPI 926...
August 15th, 2013 | LNG, Markets | Read More

Bestobell valves in the fast lane!

Bestobell valves in the fast lane!
The trimaran “Francisco” Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has supplied valves to what has become the fastest LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuelled ferry ever built.  The specialist cryogenic valve manufacturer produced 70 globe, check and thermal relief valves,...
August 13th, 2013 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Dynagas takes delivery of two new ice-class LNG Carriers at HHI

Dynagas takes delivery of two new ice-class LNG Carriers at HHI
The lead ships classed by Lloyd’s Register incorporate advanced design, containment and operational features as well as the ability to cope with the harsh operating environment of the Arctic and cold places. Dynagas, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping arm of the George Prokopiou shipping enterprises,...
July 26th, 2013 | LNG, News | Read More