A keel laying ceremony for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel of Hamburg-based LNG marine fuel supplier Nauticor, a subsidiary of Linde Group, took place at a South Korea shipyard on 26 February, 2018.
“The construction of the new LNG bunker supply vessel in South Korea is making visible progress,” it says.
Nauticor expects to take delivery of the vessel in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018.
“The vessel will then be used to supply LNG to the maritime customers of Nauticor – Clean shipping powered by Linde in Northwest Europe,” it notes.
Nauticor, formerly known as Bomn Linde LNG, in February set a record for the bunkering speed of LNG at Rotterdam port.
The LNG bunker supplier carried out the largest bunkering operation involving LNG as a marine fuel at the Elbehafen harbour in Brunsbuttel, Germany in the same month.
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Photo credit: Nauticor
Published: 16 March, 2018
‘Bunker barges operate in very local areas so these vessels call at port very often which means it will be a good fit for women with families,’ states Elpi Petraki, President of WISTA International.
“Our Singapore branch is under preparation and is expected to start business at the republic before June 2023,” Managing Director Darcy Wong tells bunkering publication Manifold Times in an interview.
Development to supply B35 biodiesel blend officially takes effect on 1 February; local bunker suppliers will be able to deliver updated spec within March onwards, once current stocks of B30 avails run out.
VPS, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, and INTERTANKO executives offered a multitude of perspectives to 73 attendees during the VPS Biofuels Seminar, reports Manifold Times.
Headway will launch a new fuel supply system suitable for alternative bunker fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia; to focus on procurement and construction of carbon capture systems in 2023 following R&D.
Competition for FAME from aviation and road transportation sectors have resulted in some shipowners resorting to adopt more readily available CNSL blends as biofuel for vessels, explains Steve Bee.