ABS Releases New LNG Bunkering Guide and LNG Technical and Operational Advisory

Classification society ABS has released a new guide for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, which outlines requirements for the design, construction, and survey of carriers and barges fitted with dedicated LNG transfer arrangements and intended for regular LNG bunkering service. In parallel ABS has also released its GUIDE FOR LNG BUNKERING. Both documents are available…

10 Amazing “World’s First” Maritime Vessels Under Development

The maritime industry is developing at a fast rate. With a series of regulations and standards to satisfy, new vessels are being made with advanced technologies for reducing emissions and operating costs. As the demand for environmentally friendly vessels increases, ship owners are investing heavily in greener maritime technologies by taking advantage of alternative/ renewable fuel sources…

The Impact of LNG Bunkers on Ship Design

When using LNG as a fuel, the design of the ship has to be adjusted in such a way so as to adapt to the properties of LNG. The shipping industry has witnessed a remarkable change of opinion regarding the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a bunker fuel. In the last couple of…

Next Generation FSRUs Bring Political Freedom

In March 2012, Höegh LNG entered into a firm ten year time charter with for a floating LNG storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to be used as an LNG import terminal in Lithuania by Klaipedos Nafta. The FSRU Independence is now positioned in the harbor of Klaipeda in Lithuania, where it has a regas capacity…