As is the case in most shipping sectors, the Greek footprint is becoming more evident in the transportation of gas.

North Chinese port operator Yantai Port Group has signed agreements with two subsidiaries of PetroChina to jointly build the LNG receiving station at west port area of Yantai Port and facilities of a 300,000 tonne-class crude oil terminal.

Sempra Energy subsidiary Port Arthur LNG and Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG) have inked an agreement to export two million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG from North America to Poland.

Shell has inked charter contracts for six LNG carriers with Sovcomflot and TMS Cardiff Gas, with the latter announcing the order four newbuildings in South Korea to fulfil the charters.

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.

The world’s largest LNG bunkering vessel owned by Babcock Schulte Energy has started operations in Northwest Europe under charter to the Blue LNG joint venture.

South Korea’s Posco Daewoo and Brunei National Petroleum Company (PetroleumBRUNEI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the LNG value chain business including LNG bunkering.

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.

MISC has inked five-year time charters with LNG Shipping for two LNG carriers it has acquired from the Eni subsidiary.

CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard has signed shipbuilding contract with Shenzhen Maritime Bureau to build an all-electric battery-powered service ship.

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