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Singapore-built bunker vessel “Brassavola” completes maiden STS LNG refuelling operation

Pavilion Energy deployed newbuild bunker vessel “Brassavola” for its maiden STS LNG bunkering operation to deliver 1,970 mt of LNG to Rio Tinto chartered dual-fuelled bulk carrier “Mount Api”.

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Bunker vessel “Brassavola” completes maiden STS LNG refuelling operation in Singapore

Pavilion Energy on Monday (19 February) said it has successfully deployed the newbuild LNG bunker vessel Brassavola for its maiden ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering operation, delivering 1,970 metric tonnes of LNG to Rio Tinto chartered dual-fuelled bulk carrier Mount Api

This follows the recent delivery of Brassavola to Pavilion Energy two weeks ago.

Equipped with dual-fuel engines, the Singapore-built Brassavola – also the nation’s first Membrane LNG Bunker Vessel – boasts superior loading and bunkering rate of up to 2,000m³ per hour, offering customers higher operational efficiency and faster bunkering turnover.

Conducted in the port of Singapore, the operation marks a pivotal moment in Pavilion Energy’s commitment to advance the maritime sector’s decarbonisation goals.

Mr. Malcolm Lim, Division Head of Singapore Hub at Pavilion Energy, said, "The steady developments of our LNG bunkering solutions from truck operations to our ship-to-ship LNG bunkering activities today is a testament of the strong operational expertise of our team. Brassavola will play a key role in our efforts to promote environmental stewardship.”

“Already, we are seeing a healthy demand from customers to deploy the vessel, signalling the significance and continued viability of LNG as a transition marine fuel. We value the trust that Rio Tinto has placed in us on Brassavola’s maiden LNG bunkering operation to support their decarbonisation ambitions.”

Pavilion Energy's first STS LNG bunkering operation to Rio Tinto (2)

Brassavola is chartered by Pavilion Energy to supply LNG bunker fuel in the Port of Singapore. It was built by Seatrium Limited and delivered last month-end to owner Indah Singa Maritime Pte. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL).

Following this first undertaking, Pavilion Energy expects Brassavola to continue stepping up operations to actively meet customers’ rising demand for cleaner marine fuel. This will be supplemented by the company’s global LNG bunker supply partner networks in Europe and China to bring ease and efficiency in bunkering solutions to customers.  

Pavilion Energy added it has been playing an active role in contributing towards Singapore’s development of a burgeoning LNG bunkering ecosystem. After attaining its LNG Bunker Supplier Licence in 2016, it has since bunkered more than 280 truck loads of LNG with no incidents to date.

This latest STS bunkering operation also comes shortly after Pavilion Energy’s inaugural STS LNG bunkering operation in China last August to a LNG-powered VLCC. It had marked the company’s first foray in supplying LNG bunkering solutions abroad. 

Manifold Times previously reported Singapore-headquartered marine engineering firm Seatrium announced the successful delivery of Brassavola, Singapore’s first membrane LNG bunker vessel built locally by the Group, to owner Indah Singa Maritime Pte. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL).

Following the delivery, it was also announced that Brassavola will be chartered by Pavilion Energy to supply LNG bunker fuel in the Port of Singapore.

Related: Seatrium delivers Singapore’s first membrane LNG bunker vessel “Brassavola”
Related: Singapore: LNG bunker vessel “Brassavola” launched, to undergo sea trials

 

Photo credit: Pavilion Energy
Published: 19 February, 2024

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“KEYS Azalea” performs first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in western Japan

“KEYS Azalea” carried out its first LNG bunkering operation by supplying bunker fuel to car carrier “Daisy Leader” in Port at Hiroshima on 10 April.

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“KEYS Azalea” performs first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in western Japan

KEYS Bunkering West Japan Corporation (KEYS), a joint venture established by Kyushu Electric Power, NYK Line, ITOCHU ENEX, and Saibu Gas on Friday (12 April) said a LNG bunkering vessel that it owns and operates completed the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the western Japan region.

On 10 April, KEYS Azalea carried out LNG bunkering for the car carrier Daisy Leader in the Port at Hiroshima. The operation also marked the first LNG bunkering the vessel has completed. 

The LNG fuel supplied was shipped from the Tobata LNG terminal of Kitakyushu LNG Co., Ltd., a member of the Kyuden Group. 

KEYS Azalea is equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can use both LNG and heavy oil as fuel for its main power generation equipment. 

“KEYS will continue to carry out LNG bunkering safely and stably in the western Japan region, contributing to the creation of a carbon-neutral society and the development of Japan's LNG bunkering business,” the joint venture said.

Related: KEYS Bunkering West Japan names and launches LNG bunkering vessel “KEYS Azalea”

 

Photo credit: KEYS Bunkering West Japan Corporation
Published: 17 April 2024

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Singapore: Bunker fuel sales increase by 6.4% on year in March 2024

4.45 million mt of various marine fuel grades were delivered at the world’s largest bunkering port in February, up from 4.18 million mt recorded during March 2023, according to MPA data.

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Singapore: Bunker fuel sales increase by 6.4% on year in March 2024

Sales of bunker fuel at Singapore port increased by 6.4% on year during March 2024, according to Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) data.

In total, 4.45 million metric tonnes (mt) (exact 4,448,243 mt) of various marine fuel grades were delivered at the world’s largest bunkering port in February, up from 4.18 million mt (4,178,950 mt) recorded during March 2023.

Deliveries of marine fuel oil, low sulphur fuel oil, ultra low sulphur fuel oil, marine gas oil and marine diesel oil in March (against on year) recorded respectively 1.61 million mt (+40.4% from 1.27 million mt), 2.42 million mt (+9.91% from 2.55 million mt), zero (from zero), 5,100 mt (+132% from 14,700 mt) and zero (from zero).

Singapore: Bunker fuel sales increase by 6.4% on year in March 2024

Bio-blended variants of marine fuel oil, low sulphur fuel oil, ultra low sulphur fuel oil, marine gas oil and marine diesel oil in February (against on year) recorded respectively zero (from zero), 66,000 mt (-46.9% from 28,400 mt), zero (from zero), zero (from zero) and zero (from zero).

LNG and methanol sales were posted respectively at 38,600 mt (from 3,700) and zero (from zero).

Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales up by 18.8% on year in February 2024
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales up by 12.1% on year in January 2024

A complete series of articles on Singapore bunker volumes by Manifold Times in 2023 can be found below:

Related: Singapore achieves milestone with record year for bunker sales in 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales fell 2.5% on year in November 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales increase by 3.5% on year in October 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales increase by 7.7% on year in September 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales continue upward trend, rose by 3.4% on year in August 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales continue upward trend, rose by 9.7% on year in July 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales continue to increase by 4.7% on year in June 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales increase by 11.8% on year in May 2023
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales continue upward trend, rose by 13.4% on year in April
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales continue upward trend, rose by 10.8% on year in March
Related: Singapore: Bunker fuel sales continue upward trend, up 8.3% on year in February
Related: Singapore’s bunker sales kickstarts well with 8.6% increase on year in January 

Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 15 March 2024

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Port of Klaipeda achieves milestone with first STS LNG bunkering operation

Tanker “Avenir Aspiration” delivered 326 cubic meters of LNG bunker fuel to a 170-metre length CMA CGM container vessel Containerships Aurora on 9 April

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Port of Klaipeda achieves milestone with first STS LNG bunkering operation

The Port of Klaipeda on Thursday (11 April) said it saw its first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation on 9 April, marking a significant milestone for maritime services in the major Lithuanian transport hub.

Tanker Avenir Aspiration delivered 326 cubic meters of liquified natural gas (LNG) bunker fuel to a 170-metre length CMA CGM container vessel Containerships Aurora

Vladas Motiejunas, Harbourmaster, said: “This successful LNG bunkering operation is a milestone for Klaipeda Port and a significant leap forward in diversifying and improving the quality of services port provides to maritime operators.”

“The operation leverages our strategic advantages, including the existing infrastructure of the LNG floating storage and regasification terminal Independence, to offer cleaner, more sustainable bunkering solutions. Klaipeda Port is now firmly on the map as a convenient and reliable location for LNG bunkering in the region.”

CMA CGM operates three LNG-powered vessels in the Baltic Sea, with regular calls at the Port of Klaipeda. There are plans to expand the LNG-powered vessel fleet to six in the near future.

“The possibility to bunker LNG container vessels in the Port of Klaipeda is a strong sign that the port infrastructure is adapting in line with carbon zero targets in shipping. CMA CGM plans to have Klaipeda Port as a regular spot for LNG vessel bunkering”, said Saulius Kazakevicius, General Manager at CMA CGM Lithuania.

Klaipeda Port has the ambition to offer a wider variety of alternative green fuels in the future, including on-site production and bunkering of green hydrogen starting in early 2026.

Klaipeda Port is the major transport hub in Lithuania, serving 6,000 ships per year in the 33 specialised terminals. The port handles containers, ro-ro, LNG, dry bulk, liquid bulk, general, and project cargoes, and half a million passengers per year.

 

Photo credit: Port of Klaipeda
Published: 12 April 2024

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