EMSA – New guidance on the use of LNG as a ship fuel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) LNG as an alternative fuel for Shipping has been increasingly adopted as a strategy for environmental compliance, either sailing or at port. With an immediate significant impact on the reduction of Sulphur Oxides emissions (SOx), Particulate Matter (PM), and also of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) the motivations for the use of LNG as fuel in maritime transport are…

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LNG: the meeting point for Marine, Transport & Energy sector in Cyprus, Sept. 29th 2017, Limassol

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EU co-financed Programs POSEIDON MED II and newly launched CYnergy, are joining forces to explore potential synergies between marine, transport and energy sector, arising by the use of LNG. The Conference entitled “LNG: the meeting point for Marine, Transport & Energy sector in Cyprus”, will be a platform of discussion between government and EU officials,  local authorities, international organizations…

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Cyprus Flagged, Russian Tanker Makes One of the Fastest Arctic Crossings

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Russian tanker just set two Arctic records. The ship not only traveled through the Arctic in record time, but has done so without the use of an icebreaker escort. On 16 August 2017, the Sovcomflot-owned icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie, which is under Cyprus Flag,  successfully completed her first commercial voyage, transporting liquefied natural…

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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…

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USCG checklist on LNG fuel system inspection

In April 2015, the USCG Liquefied Gas Carrier (LGC) National Center of Expertise (NCOE) identified the need for and with USCG Headquarters program support established the LNG as a Fuel Workforce Development Committee (LNGFWDC) to identify USCG prevention workforce development needs for the emerging use of LNG as a maritime fuel and LNG bunkering. The…

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Seagas – the world’s first fuelling vessel for LNG in Stockholm

The world’s first fuelling vessel for LNG (liquefied natural gas) was christened in Stockholm, by Helena Bonnier, the chairman of Ports of Stockholm (Stockholms Hamnar), in the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, among others. In the spring of 2012, the Swedish government decided to support what was then a TEN-T request about…

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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…

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