LNG Fuel-Ready Vessel Guide Helps Prepare for Conversion to LNG Fuel




December 9, 2014


Companies involved in the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities now have a new resource to help them prepare new ships for future conversion to gas propulsion: the ABS Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels.

The guide formalizes the process of planning for conversion to LNG fuel at a future date by providing a detailed approval process and a notation that clarifies the extent to which a vessel is LNG fuel ready. It includes a

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World Bunker Prices




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K Line Finds Work for Its Newly Ordered LNG Carrier












K Line Finds Work for Its Newly Ordered LNG Carrier

Japan’s shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has signed a long-term time charter contract for a new 164,700m3 Moss type LNG carrier with domestic utility company Chubu Electric Power Co.

“K” Line said that it has also executed a separate shipbuilding contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for the vessel.

Chubu Electric is involved in the construction as well as the operation of Freeport LNG in Freeport, Texas.

The freshly ordered LNG carrier is intended to engage in the transport of LNG from the project located in State of Texas in the United States, the company added.

“K” Line already executed a long-term time charter contract for a vessel having identical specifications with Chubu Electric in April 2013.

The second vessel is planned for delivery by the end of 2016.












Tallink Orders "New Generation" Energy Efficient LNG Ferry






Friday December 12, 2014

The ship will cost €230 million and hold 2800 passngers.

Estonian shipper AS Tallink Grupp has ordered a "New Generation" liquefied natural gas (LNG) car-passenger ferry for its Tallinn-Helsinki route, the company announced

Tallink said that it had signed an agreement with Meyer Turku Oy to construct the 2800-passenger capacity LNG vessel for roughly €230 million. ($284.6 million)

The ship, in addition to complying with upcoming sulfur regulations, was also designed for energy efficiency and increasing recycling utilisation. 

We have a good understanding of customer expectations and know what needs improvement

Janek Stalmeister, Board Member, Tallink

"As the market leader and a long time operator on the

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El Puerto suministró por vez primera combustible limpio GLP a un buque





La Autoridad Portuaria realizó ayer el primer suministro de GLP a un buque, sumándose de esta manera a la experiencia de los dos anteriores suministros de GNL este año.

El "Westminster", ayer en el muelle de Bouzas.


 La institución destaca en un comunicado que se posiciona como una terminal cada vez más especializada en este tipo de operaciones de abastecimiento de combustible gas, primero con el GNL y ahora con este nuevo suministro de GLP. 
Ésta es la tercera vez que el Puerto vigués ha dado permiso para el suministro de gas a un buque

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