Hapag-Lloyd has inked the first ever conversion of a containership to use LNG as fuel for one of 17 LNG ready newbuildings that came into its fleet from the merger with UASC.

Containerships first LNG-powered vessel has completed its first ship-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Rotterdam.

Russian shipowner Sovcomflot has continued its switch to using LNG as marine fuel ordering three gas powered product tankers from Zvezda shipbuilding complex.

Russian oil firm Gazprom has affirmed plans to continue creating infrastructure for producing and marketing LNG as a marine fuel, following the group’s internal review on the prospects of the LNG bunkering market.

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of Taíno its second, of two, combination container/ro-ro (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine in the US.

Finland’s Containerships, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, has taken delivery of its first LNG-powered vessel.

Energy transformation and climate changes are posing serious challenges to international shipping, which, even though shipping is considered an efficient mode of transport, is under pressure to reduce its emissions, speakers said at the International Marine Intelligent Energy Efficiency Technology Summit 2018 held in Shanghai.

UAE’s Adnoc Logistics & Services and Japan’s Inpex Corporation have penned a memorandum of understanding to explore LNG bunkering in the UAE and potentially expanding to Southeast Asia.

Spain’s energy firm Repsol announced that it has completed its largest LNG bunkering operation using 11 LNG trucks at the port of Cartagena.

The small-scale LNG market is seen as growing market with a lot of potential but also currently stuck in a somewhat chicken and egg scenario.

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