The Egyptian government’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) reported it plans to soon raise tolls on ships transiting the key waterway linking the Mediterranean and Red seas — with two notable exceptions: cruise ships and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. According to SCA, the 6% hike year/year takes effect in early Feb. 2022. Cruise ship and…
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Cryopeak LNG Solutions Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a marine bulk fuels transporter to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services on Canada’s West Coast. Cryopeak signed the MOU with Seattle-based Island Tug & Barge Ltd. The companies have developed a design for a 4,000 cubic meter vessel that would fuel…
Carnival Corp. has struck an agreement with Shell Western LNG B.V. to be its supplier of marine liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power what it claims are to be the world’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Shell will initially supply Carnival’s AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises brands with fuel for two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2019 with itineraries visiting popular northwest European and Mediterranean ports. The ships will use Shell’s infrastructure in cruise ports to refuel with LNG throughout their itineraries. The vessels, equipped with dual-fuel engines, are the first of a new generation of cruise ships fully powered by LNG both while in port and at sea — an industry first, Carnival said (see Daily GPI,Sept. 7). As part of the framework agreement, Carnival Corp. and Shell have the opportunity to partner together on supplying marine LNG fuel to future LNG-powered vessels or additional itineraries. The overarching agreement enables each Carnival brand to negotiate individual LNG supply contracts with Shell as new LNG-powered cruise ships begin to launch in coming years.
The world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella, made its first journey through the Panama Canal on Oct. 30, just two weeks after shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO made delivery of the ship to owner TOTE Maritime (see Daily GPI,Oct. 19).
The Houston Ship Channel, the 52-mile convoy that delivers close to 11% of U.S. refining capacity for the Port of Houston, was shuttered for a third day Monday as cleanup continued to remove close to 4,000 bbl (168,000 gallons) of residual fuel oil that spilled after an oil barge and cargo ship collided.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has commissioned construction of two of the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled combination container and vehicle transport ships to provide shipping and logistics services between the United States mainland and Puerto Rico.
While drilling, prices and permitting all declined in North Dakota, natural gas and oil production set new monthly records, according to the most recent statistics compiled at the end of October in a Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) report released Monday.
Looking to expand its ability to offload and convert liquefied natural gas (LNG) from ships to pipeline-grade natural gas around the world, Excelerate Energy has reached a shipbuilding option agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the delivery of up to eight floating storage and regasification units (FSRU) between early 2015 and early 2017.
Agrium Inc., which has been searching for more than a year for ways to secure natural gas supplies for its Nikiski nitrogen plant in Kenai, AK, said Thursday it has begun a detailed feasibility review on the proposed Kenai Blue Sky Coal Gasification Project. If the project is completed, it could be operational by 2011.