The US Port of Virginia is looking to scale up its use of LNG bunker as it becomes the first US port to join SEA/LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition committed to accelerating the uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.

The first European dredger converted to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion has departed Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) to return to work, 23 months after the contract signing.

As shipowners start to grapple with CO2 emission targets for 2030, and then 2050, the role of LNG as a fuel marine very much comes into question.

Russian firms Sovcomflot Group and Gazprom Neft Marine have joined hands to develop projects for LNG bunkering as part of their efforts to reduce emissions from ships.

France’s Total is readying to make 0.5% sulphur content fuels available at major bunkering ports from the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation, and the state oil firm is projecting a gradual global uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.

Wärtsilä announced the contract to supply 40 Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines for 12 new LNG-fuelled platform supply vessels (PSVs), which are the first such vessels to be built for China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL).

Six out of 10 new ships ordered by 2025 are predicted to be LNG-powered vessels due to stricter environmental standards in shipping, a South Korean study says.

Well-to-wake (WtW) reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using LNG as a marine fuel can be reduced by up to 21% compared with current oil-based bunkers, according to an authoritative independent study commissioned jointly by SEA\LNG, an industry foundation promoting liquefied natural gas as a fuel for ships, and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF).

Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation has jointly launched a project with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) to develop the world’s first LNG dual-fuel VLCC. 

As LNG as a marine fuel continues to gain traction Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of its first LNG-powered tugboat Ishin.

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