The LNG shipping market is expected to enjoy a positive foreseeable outlook with demand on the rise on the back of a global thirst for cleaner fuels and spot rates touching multi-year highs in the last quarter of 2018.

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is mulling the use of methanol as fuel in Kolkata, the local media reported.

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.

The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Shell Shipping and Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on clean fuels, automation and digitalisation.

Dutch shipping firm Texels Elgen Stoomboot Onderneming (Teso) has put into operation its ferry Texelstroom to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) for the past week, making the switch to burning cleaner fuel on the ferry route connecting the Netherlands island of Texel to the mainland.

The first ship-to-ship bunkering operations have taken place at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium.