Gazpromneft Marine Bunker and FSUE Rosmorport on Thursday (6 June) entered into an agreement to cooperate in organising liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations at the Ust-Luga-Baltiysk ferry route.
For the development of the Ust-Luga-Baltiysk transport line, Rosmorport will implement a project to build two 200-meter Arc4 ice-class LNG-powered ferries with a closed cargo deck for railway cars, as well as an open upper deck for cars and auto trailers.
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker will build Russia's first LNG bunker tanker for ship-to-ship refuelling operations to start the possibility of further LNG bunkering activities in the ports of the Baltic Sea.
“The issue of creating a modern fleet of LNG bunkering vessels and developing high-tech coastal infrastructure plays an important role in the formation of a new market segment for bunkering ships with liquefied natural gas,” said Gazpromneft CEO Marine Bunker, Andrei Vasilyev.
“Our cooperation with Rosmorport will not only implement one of the most efficient logistics solutions for the North-West region, but also give a new impetus to the development of the entire shipping industry in Russia.”
“Commissioning of the LNG ferries will significantly update the fleet occupied at this crossing, which is strategically important for the country, as well as reorient some of the freight traffic that is currently going to and from the region through the territory of neighboring countries for domestic consumption,” said Andrei Lavrishchev, General Director of Rosmorport.
Photo credit: Gazprom Neft
Published: 7 June, 2019
Garren Hay will be responsible for sales of the PANOLIN range of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants for the Singapore sole distributor agent Gealubes Consulting & Trading Pte Ltd.
Universal Alliance, BMS United, Digiland International, Goodwood Associates, Southernpec (Singapore), and Taigu Energy were involved in alleged circular fictitious trades of fuel oil during July 2015.
Bunker orders of ISO 8217:2010 spec LS 380 cSt 0.5% for Nord Gemini, Nord Titan, Ocean Rosemary, and Luzern were placed through global commodities trading and logistics house Trafigura Pte Ltd.
While Covid-19 concerns are important, Captain Rahul Choudhuri was quick to note this does not mean bunker fuel related issues have indeed disappeared from the shipping sector.
‘Therefore, representing the players of the Malaysian bunker industry, we sincerely hope that this matter can be refined and reconsidered immediately so that all parties benefit together,’ says communication.
Maureen Poh, a Director of Helmsman LLC, offers plain practical tips on the differences between US and EU Sanctions and shares some thoughts on what companies could do if they are potentially exposed to sanctioned entities.