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SGMF honours Women in Gas-Fuelled Shipping in special feature

SGMF pays tribute to Women in Gas-fuelled Shipping in special feature In support of the International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Day theme for the year 2019 ‘Empowering Women in Maritime’,…

Titan LNG Tenders for 8000 Cbm LNG Bunker Barg

Titan Hyperion will be the 3rd Barge Operating for Titan LNG in ARA Titan LNG has contracted Fearnleys AS, a Norwegian ship broker, to run the tender process for a…

MOL Group to build Japan's 1st LNG-fuelled Ferries : Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki

- Large Ferries Reduce Environmental Impact with Cutting-edge Technology and Compliance with Modal Shift, While Inheriting a Proud Tradition of Service - TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO:…

SGMF talks to M Hanafi Jamal of PETRONAS LNG about the company’s aspiration, activities and recent developments in the LNG sector.

M Hanafi Jamal, Head of Fleet Management, PETRONAS LNG talks to SGMF on why they believe that LNG is the fuel of the future and the value on becoming an…

1st LNG Bunkering in Nagoya Port - Developing an LNG Fuel Supply Terminal and Promoting the Use of Natural Gas

TOKYO-Toho Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshiro Tominari; Headquarters: Atsuta-ku, Nagoya) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the implementation of a demonstration test to…

Terntank orders next generation hybrid tankers - The journey towards fossil free operations continues

Terntank orders two new LBG/LNG powered chemical/product/biofuels tankers on 15,000 dwt with hybrid battery system and on-shore power from AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd with an option for two more vessels.…

New Marine Fuels: Total’s First LNG Bunker Vessel Launched

Total announces that its first large liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has been launched, following the signature of a long-term charter contract between Total and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL)…

America’s First LNG Articulated Tug and Barge Unit named

The US-based shipyard VT Halter Marine has launched Q-LNG 4000, America’s first offshore liquefied natural gas articulated tug and barge (LNG ATB) unit. Named at the end of September 2019,…

EU supports #LNG as a marine fuel.

Read the full statement here:  https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sgmf_eu-supports-lng-as-a-marine-fuel-activity-6590523333140328449-v2pm 

IMO Resources & Reports

Members can view the report from the SGMF delegation on the Carriage of Cargos and Containers (CCC) meeting 6 which was held at IMO HQ in London earlier this month. …

UPDATE - Life Cycle GHG Emission Study on the Use of LNG as Marine Fuel with Addendum

SGMF are pleased to announce the results of the Well-to-Wake (WtW) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Lifecycle Research Study on the use of LNG as a marine fuel. The study which…

Q-LNG - LNG Articulated Tub & Barge Naming Ceremony

SGMF were invited to witness the naming of Q-LNG’s LNG Articulated Tub and Barge. The vessel, named Q-LNG 4000 was built by VT Halter Marine and is the first LNG…

Titan LNG Performs Largest LNG Bunkering in the World

All new HEEREMA Sleipnir Crane Vessel Fuelled in South East Asia Titan LNG successfully completed the largest LNG bunkering in the world. HEEREMA’s new LNG fuelled crane ship ‘Sleipnir’ that…

Interview with Chad Verret - The Society's Chairman of the Board

In this July's Marine Log issue, our Chairman of the Board, Chad Verret, explains how " SGMF have been key to taking LNG as a marine fuel from dream to reality".…

First LNG bunkering by Coral Fraseri on Maiden Voyage Heerema's Sleipnir

The last two days bunkering of LNG took place 12 miles off the coast of Indonesia by Coral Fraseri which is commercially managed by Anthony Veder. Since LNG is not…

‘LNG London’ bunker vessel begins operations in Europe

Europe’s first inland-waterway liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has performed her first bunkering operations, with the Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord vessels, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The LNG London…

Containerships introduces its second LNG-powered ship CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR and optimizes its Baltic service

 Containerships introduces its second LNG-powered ship CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR and optimizes its Baltic service  A pioneer in the use of LNG, the CMA CGM Group will operate 20 LNG-powered vessels by…

Joint Webinar on the Life Cycle GHG Emission Study - 3rd & 4th July 2019

Following on from the LCA study we are participating in a joint webinar with SEA\LNG and thinkstep on Using LNG as a Marine Fuel - A Life Cycle GHG emissions…

Titan LNG’s FlexFueler Delivered First LNG

Titan LNG is proud to announce that the FlexFueler001 has performed the first official bunkering on June the 14th. Our long-term customer Norlines received the LNG in the Port of…

Read our latest Member Newletter!

The latest Member newsletter is ready for you to view Spring Newsletter 2019. Inside this issue you will find updates on the following:   Message from Mark Bell, General Manager Technical…

Babcock brings ecoETHN™ - a new ethane Boil Off Gas technology - to market

Babcock International, a global leader in liquefied gas cargo handling systems, has added ecoETHN™, a patent pending ethane Boil Off Gas (BOG) reliquefaction technology, to its growing portfolio of innovative…

Formal Safety Notice 19-01

*** FSN19-01_SGMF_FORMAL_SAFETY_NOTICE - This notice has been superseeded by FSN19-02_SGMF_FORMAL_SAFETY_NOTICE (Recommended actions to prevent LNG leakages from dry-disconnect/connect coupling in service on hose bunkering/transfer systems) ***   Members are invited to note and consider…

UECC Orders Two Next-Generation LNG PCTCs

UECC invest in new generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) with Battery Hybrid LNG Solution taking the company beyond IMO’s target of 40 percent carbon reduction by 2030 United…

Coralius reaches 100 bunkerings milestone - LNG demand on the rise

Gasum’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel, Coralius, made its 100th bunkering recently. Coralius is operating on behalf of Gasum (former Skangas) and the vessel mainly operates in the North…

Crowley Christens LNG-Powered Ship MV Taíno in Puerto Rico

On 22nd February 2019, SGMF Member Crowley Maritime christened the U.S.-flag combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ship MV Taíno  in San Juan, where the company’s investments have ushered in a new era…

SGMF Work Group Updates

SGMF members can log into the Library to get an update on the progress of work groups (https://www.sgmf.info/library/topic/work-group-updates). Available now is an update from the 3rd meeting of WG10. This…

MOL’s LNG-Fueled Tugboat Ishin Marks 1st Bunkering of LNG in Kansai Region

SGMF founding members Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that it's LNG fueled tugboat Ishin bunkered LNG fuel in Sakai Senboku Port for the first time, in preparation for test operation. MOL ordered…

CORAL METHANE SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTES LNG BUNKERING OPERATION ON AIDA NOVA

  CORAL METHANE SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTES LNG BUNKERING OPERATION ON AIDA NOVA, THE WORLD’S FIRST LNG CRUISE SHIP On 16 January 2019, Coral Methane successfully carried out her first liquefied natural…

Nakilat – Keppel welcomes first FSRU at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard

SGMF's member Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has recently received its first floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) project at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard. The FSRU owned by Excelerate…

"Kairos" 7500m3 GSV delivered to Bernhard Schulte

KAIROS, the world's largest and first ever Gas Supply Vessel (GSV) with 7,500 m3 of LNG capacity has just been delivered to Bernhard Schulte.  KAIROS is jointly owned by Bernhard Schulte and Babcock International under the…

NOVATEK and Fluxys Plan to Build an LNG Terminal in Rostock

A joint venture between PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK”) and Fluxys, signed a Land Lease Agreement with the Rostock Port Authority for construction of a mid-scale LNG transshipment terminal located in the…

Canaveral Port Authority Commissioners Approve Operating Agreement with Carnival Cruise Line

The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Board of Commissioners took the final step and voted unanimously to approve the terms of a long-term agreement with Carnival Cruise Line, paving the way…

Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making 'green' propulsion a reality

SGMF members WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG (liquified natural gas) fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators. By…

Crowley Adds Greater Velocity to U.S. Mainland-Puerto Rico Supply Chain with First Sailing of new LNG-Powered ConRo Ship

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s new container/roll on-roll off “ConRo” ship El Coquí successfully delivered its first cargo from Jacksonville, Fla., to the company’s modernized Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan recently –…

Eagle LNG Partners Officially Opens Jacksonville’s First LNG Plant

Eagle LNG has just announced the official grand opening of its Maxville LNG Facility. The plant which has been operating since early 2018 has a production capacity of 200,000 liquefied…

Going to Gastech? are you an SGMF member? here a little something for you…

SGMF will be present this September at Gastech in Barcelona with a stand in the exhibition hall (stand B162). SGMF’s member organisations attending the event are welcome to use our…

Coming soon… LNG bunkering standard connectors (QCDC)

An important step towards industry standardisation has been achieved at the recent ISO meeting at Rutgers University in New Jersey where ISO/TC8/WG8 met and over two days discussed the standardisation…

SGMF granted consultative status with IMO

SGMF is delighted to announce that we have been granted Consultative Status at the International Maritime Organisation. Our application was granted indicating clear and confident recognition of our good work…

SGMF - Maintenance & Dry-docking Working Group Meeting

The first meeting of SGMF Working Group 10 was held 11th - 12th July in Marseille, kindly hosted by our member Chantier Naval de Marseille. During the two days the…

Princess Cruises to Build Two Next Generation LNG Cruise Ships

New ship order represents the largest and most environmentally friendly advanced fuel technology ships for Princess, a leading international premium cruise line. Princess Cruises, a leading global cruise brand of Carnival…

Read the latest Member Newsletter!

The latest Member newsletter is ready for you to view Newsletter July 2018. Inside this issue you will find updates on the following:   IMO success for the Society! Environmental Committee…

ABS & Probunkers Sign JDP for Fleet of LNG Bunkers

ABS has signed a pioneering Joint Development Program (JDP) with probunkers to provide technical support as they embark on designing a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports…

SIMOPs and Safety Distances publications.

We are very proud of our latest industry guideline publications addressing the operational challenges of SIMOPs and Safety Distances during LNG Bunkering. A huge thank you to our members who…

probunkers - new LNG Bunkering project!

SGMF member probunkers announced a new LNG Bunkering project at Posidonia 2018:  probunkers, an innovative multimillion USD global-scale project which offers the opportunity to invest in two fundamental and dynamic industries, Shipping and…

New Publications & BASiL

SGMF is pleased to announce two new publications from the Society have been issued - Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPs) during LNG Bunkering and Recommendation of Controlled Zones during LNG Bunkering. Both publications…

May 2018 Newsletter

Please find attached the latest Member Newsletter. Included in this issue: Message from Mark Bell, General Manager Technical Updates New Publications arriving on your desk soon BASiL – SGMF’s safety…

Work Group 6.2 Control and Safety Systems for Bunkering is making progress…

We would like to thank SGMF members that attended the Work Group 6.2 meeting in London on 1st of March for sharing their expertise with industry colleagues. The group is…

Carnival Corporation Orders Third New Ship for AIDA Cruises

The company's leading cruise brand in Germany continues fleet enhancement strategy and significant expansion of passenger capacity to meet accelerating demand for cruise vacationsNew vessels to debut between 2018 and…

Get involved! 2018 sea change

As part of the 2018 sea change programme SGMF has just launched five new working groups for its members, giving plenty of opportunities for Members to get involved with the…

SGMF 2017 Summary

Message from the General Manager There have already been many significant, positive announcements for the gas-fuelled shipping industry this year, and as we enter our fourth year of operation, I'm…

Uptake of LNG as a fuel for shipping

Greater regulatory certainty and a burgeoning bunkering infrastructure worldwide means the conditions couldn’t be better for LNG-fuelled vessels to set sail Using natural gas as a fuel has long been…

Carnival Cruise Line Signs Agreement With Shell To Fuel North America's First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation & plc has added a news release to its Investor Relations website. Title: Carnival Cruise Line Signs Agreement With Shell To Fuel North America's First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships…

SGMF signs MOU with Australian LNG lobbying group LNG MFI

With shipping currently contributing up to 3% of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions, if it does nothing then as other industries accelerate reduction programmes that contribution will soar and undoubtedly lead…

Construction Work Begins On Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ First Cruise Ship For Global Market Powered By LNG

The steel-cutting ceremony for the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel, was held at Meyer shipyard…

Keel-laying of AIDAnova at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg

By laying AIDAnova's keel, Carnival Corporation marked the official start of construction for a total of seven cruise ships that will be fully powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). German…

Alpha Process Controls Brings LNG Transfer Expertise To New SMT Training Programme

Alpha Process Controls has formed a new relationship with Stream Marine Training (SMT) to support the delivery of a new vessel fuel handling training programme. The County Durham-based manufacturer will…

Brittany Ferries confirms LNG cross-channel ferry order

Almost exactly a year after the Brexit vote, Brittany Ferries has confirmed the order for a new LNG cruise ferry with a budget of around £175m. It will operate on…

Ship-to-ship LNG bunkering service started in the port of Zeebrugge

The bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge performed in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, its first deliveries of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a marine fuel to M/V AUTO ECO and M/V…

Glasgow’s Stream Marine Training launches LNG maritime and ship yard training course

Glasgow-based Stream Marine Training (SMT) is launching a new specialist Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) training course, the only one of its kind in Scotland. SMT is joining forces with Belgium-based…

Titan LNG Commits to Building First LNG Bunkering Pontoon in Europe

Titan LNG takes FID on the FlexFueler1 providing LNG powered vessels withseamless access to the marine fuel of the future AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 31 May, 2017: Titan LNG, one of…

GAS Entec introduces new FLP­SR

GAS Entec, a Korea­ based engineering and design firm dedicated to small and mid­scale LNG applications, introduced a new concept of floatable legged platform (FLP), which does not need to…

SGMF sign MOU with SEA\LNG

SGMF signs MOU with SEA\LNG Leading LNG organisations cooperate to define separate but complementary missions   LONDON, 08 March 2017: SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread…

Next generation of LNG transfer equipment closer to market as Houlder & KLAW LNG join forces

SGMF members Houlder and KLAW LNG have joined forces in the run up to the Gastech exhibition in Tokyo 4-7 April, 2017. The collaboration was announced on 24 January as Simon…

MSC Cruises and ARTA partner to develop new standard in LNG bunkering system for cruise ships

MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, and ARTA, a global manufacturer in innovative gas and liquid…

Houlder hosts SGMF WG6 meeting in London (Agreement achieved on LNG Bunkering Connector in time for ISO)

Houlder Press Release Jan 2017

Wärtsilä CSSC joint venture opens new engine factory in China

CSSC Wärtsilä Engine Co Ltd (CWEC), the joint venture company formed between Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has formally opened its new production facilities located at Lingang, Shanghai.…

GAS Entec, 26K FSRU Regasification and Cargo Handling System Supply Package Contract awarded

Busan, South Korea-based Engineering company (Chong-Ho Kwak, CEO) GAS Entec announced on 5th January, 2017, they have awarded Cargo Handling System supply package for Indonesia Bali 26K LNG FSRU from…

GAS Entec deliver Cargo Handling System and Engineering for Conrad 2,200 cbm LNG Bunkering in USA.

GAS Entec have been successfully delivered Engineering Service and Total Cargo Handling Equipment Package for the America’s First 2,200 cbm LNG Bunkering Barge Project. Busan, South Korea-based Engineering company (Chong-Ho…

USCG Liquefied Gas Senior Leadership Training/Senior Executive Forum held with SGMF and SIGTTO in Houston (6-8DEC)

http://mariners.coastguard.dodlive.mil/2016/12/16/12162016-2nd-liquefied-gas-senior-executive-forum-held/

Caledonia LNG project announced

U.S.-based energy giant ExxonMobil, signed an agreement with Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Calor and Orkney Islands Council to collaborate in the Caledonia LNG project. The aim is to…

GAS Entec, Kangnam, Goseong launch LNG Ship repair business

GAS Entec, Kangnam Corp. and Goseong O&S said they have started their LNG Ship repair business on 5th of September, 2016. On that day at GAS Entec where the MOU…

Harvey Gulf Receives ABS and USCG Approvals

Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) announced today it has received both ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) class functional approval and USCG (United States Coast Guard) design bases approval on a…

Wärtsilä to be awarded Lloyd's Register's Quality Assurance Scheme for Machinery

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Schemes provide an alternative to traditional survey techniques utilising quality principles for the certification of machinery, components, materials and hull structures. The product's quality can thus…