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France Ratifies Fishing Vessel Safety Treaty

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Efforts to increase global fishing vessel safety have received a boost with France becoming the ninth State to ratify International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Cape Town Agreement.    The treaty covers various important safety requirements including radiocommunications, life-saving appliances and arrangements,

Nauticor Extends its LNG Supply Network

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Nauticor has extended its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply network for ships within the North Sea region and has now begun delivering to maritime customers in the Port of Rotterdam. The Dutch port is the latest location added to the firm’s LNG distribution network, adding to a growing portfolio of

LNG Heats Up Again as Market Changes: Russell

File Image: A Depiction of Harvey Gulf's Q-LNG ATB bunkering vessel. When built, this vessel, partnering with Shell, will provide LNG to a raft of new LNG / Dual Fuel Cruise ships currently being built. CREDIT: Harvey Gulf

If you were looking for signs that the liquefied natural gas (LNG) merry-go-round is starting to spin a little faster, the announcement of a planned massive expansion in Papua New Guinea is ample evidence.   Global majors Exxon Mobil and Total are considering plans to double LNG exports from Papua New Guinea to about 16 million tonnes per annum,

Exmar Barge-Based FSRU on Way to Singapore

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 Exmar said its FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) barge delivered end of 2017 has left the Wison Offshore Marine shipyard on Wednesday left the Wison Offshore Marine shipyard in China and set course towards Singapore.   The unit, which has a re-gasification capacity of up to 600MMSCFD and a storage capacity of 26,

LNG Market to Suffer From Oversupply Until 2021 - Vitol

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Global prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will face pressure from oversupply over the next two to three years, particularly in warmer months, top energy trader Vitol said on Wednesday. New LNG production in countries such as the United States and Cameroon that is set to start up in the coming

World’s First LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier Delivered

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Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and ILSHIN LOGISTICS delivered the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register.   The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. The vessel is the result of a collaboration project,

ACP, Cheniere Focus on LNG's Potential

A boxship transits thePanama Canal (CREDIT CH2M)

Representatives from the Panama Canal, led by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano, hosted executives from U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy, Inc. to discuss the waterway’s growing LNG vessel segment and opportunities for future growth.   With LNG emerging as its newest and fastest-growing segment, the

SCF, Shell Push LNG Fuel for Aframax Tankers

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SCF Group signed time-charter agreements with Shell for two dual-fueled Aframax tankers.   At a ceremony held during International Petroleum Week in London, the time charter agreements were signed by Evgeny Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice-President of SCF Group, and Mark Quartermain, Vice-President of Crude Trading for Shell.

GTT Bags Order for Three LNG Carriers, One Bunkering Vessel

Mark III system's original design. Photo: GTT

 GTT announces it has received several orders, since the beginning of the year, for the equipment of three LNG Carriers (LNGCs) and one bunkering vessel.   The three LNGCs, offering capacities ranging from 174,000 to 180,000 m3, will be built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI)’s.

Cheniere's LA Sabine Pass LNG Output Dips

File Image: Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG Export facility (CREDIT: Cheniere)

Production at Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Louisiana fell well below full capacity on Friday, according to Reuters data:   The volume of gas flowing into the facility dropped from about 3.2 billion cubic feet per day on Wednesday to 2.8 bcfd on Thursday and a projected 1.

Domestic Maritime Policy: It's Not Business as Usual

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An hour with the new U.S. Maritime Administrator, Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, Ret., is as informative as it is refreshing. Sworn in on August 8, 2017, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association, a position he has held since retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2013 with over 34 years of service.

Cove Point LNG Terminal's First Export Imminent

File photo: Methane Spirit loads from the Australia Pacific LNG Gladstone terminal (Photo: Teekay)

Methane Spirit, a liquefied natural gas tanker, said on Thursday it would arrive at Dominion Energy Inc's Cove Point LNG export facility in Maryland around March 31, according to Reuters shipping data. If correct, that could be the first vessel to pick up a cargo from the LNG facility, which Virginia-based

Global Seaborne LPG Volumes Grow: Epic Gas

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 Global seaborne LPG volumes saw continued growth in 2017 reaching 91.9 million tonnes, 4.3% higher than the 88.1 million tonnes shipped in 2016, says Epic Gas.   Epic Gas loaded 2.8 million tonnes in 2017 and was involved in 2,486 cargo operations in 266 different ports. LPG cargoes made up 80% of

Tug Malta’s New Tug Named

Damen ASD 2913 St Angelo (Photo: Damen)

St. Angelo named in the presence of island’s Prime Minister   On Friday, February 9, Tug Malta’s Damen ASD 2913 was named St. Angelo at a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, and the island nation’s Minister of Transport, Ian Borg.   Acting as sponsor of the vessel was Mrs.

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