Wärtsilä inks long term LNG carrier service agreements

Wärtsilä has signed long-term service agreements covering four Japanese-owned LNG carriers. Two are owned by a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Tokyo-based energy company JERA Co., Inc. (JERA)

Tests on Viking Grace confirm rotor sail’s fuel saving potential

Finland’s Norsepower Oy Ltd. reports that the rotor sail installed on the Viking Line cruise ferry Viking Grace has the potential to deliver annual savings of around 300 tonnes of LNG fuel.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding christens next-gen LNG carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Nagasaki, Japan, Shipyard & Machinery Works yesterday held a christening ceremony for a next-generation LNG carrier that will serve the Freeport, Texas, LNG project. Named Bushu Maru, the vessel is

Ultrasonic anti-fouling system gains ATEX certification

Coventry, U.K., headquartered NRG Marine Limited reports that its Sonihull ultrasonic anti-fouling system, has just been certified to be in compliance with the EU’s 94/9/EC ATEX directive, the regulation covering equipment intended

Desgagnés takes delivery of another LNG dual-fueled tanker

Canada’s Groupe Desgagnés recently took delivery of the fourth and final ship in a series of custom designed LNG dual-fueled oil/chemical tankers ordered from the Besiktas Shipyard, located in Yalova near Istanbul,

Singapore carries out first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering

Singapore continues to take steps to ensure that it keeps its place as the world’s largest bunkering port, whatever fuel shipowners choose — including LNG. Pavilion Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of

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Study confirms that LNG as a marine fuel yields big GHG reductions

According to a just-released independent study, reductions in ship emissions of GHG of up to 21% can be achieved using LNG as a marine fuel, compared with conventional oil-based fuels over the

Chinese yard plans to build 270,000 cu.m LNG carrier

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard is planning to build a 270,000 cu.m LNG carrier — the largest ever ship of this type, reports classification society DNV GL. DNV GL signed a joint development project

Furetank sells LNG fueled tanker to Desgagnés

Sweden’s Furetank Rederi AB is selling its 17,999 dwt LNG dual fueled product tanker Fure Vinga, delivered just over a year ago to Canada’s Groupe Desgagnés Inc. Neither privately held company has

LNG bunker/feeder based on OSV gets DNV GL approval

A small scale LNG feeder/bunker vessel design based on an offshore supply vessel (OSV) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from classification society DNV GL. Developed by Stavanger, Norway, based ShipInox AS,

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