• 2019 February 4 11:47

    Eesti Gaas reports 1,500 instances of LNG bunkering in Tallinn Old City Harbour

    It has been two years since Eesti Gaas started supplying the “Megastar” ferry, which shuttles between Tallinn and Helsinki, with liquefied natural gas (LNG), and bunkering was performed for the 1,500th time, Eesti Gaas says in a press release.

    In two years, Eesti Gaas has delivered a total of 28,300 tonnes of LNG from various suppliers. Last year, more than 16,000 tonnes of LNG were supplied while the supply amount had been 12,300 tonnes a year earlier.

    Kalev Reiljan, member of the board of Eesti Gaas, can already see an increase in the amount of LNG sales at the very beginning of this year. “We are now the sole bunker supplier for the Megastar, so our sales of LNG are bound to keep growing this year as well”, Kalev Reiljan said. “It was the for jubilee 1,500th time that bunkering was performed by Eesti Gaas in Tallinn Old City Harbour during the night today”.

    Captain Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, head of Tallink’s vessel servicing division, added that Eesti Gaas had been bunkering “Megastar” with liquefied natural gas for two years after the commissioning of the ship, and cooperation had been smooth. “While our LNG used to be supplied both by Eesti Gaas in Estonia and Skangas in Finland, starting this year, we will be opting for deliveries by Eesti Gaas because we can be sure of the security of supply by Eesti Gaas as well as the high quality of its LNG, and we prefer bunkering in the port of Tallinn during the overnight stay there”, Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik noted.

    Eesti Gaas delivers LNG and services Tallink’s vessel Megastar, using eight trailer trucks purchased by the company specifically for this purpose, and 65 bunkering operations per month have on average been performed so far. LNG is bunkered to the ship directly from the semi-trailer, and the process takes approximately 4 hours.

    Eesti Gaas purchases LNG in Russia, Finland, Poland and Lithuania. “Our company is currently the only one in the Baltic region to have established continuous LNG supply for its customers. In the long term, we intend to further increase our capacity for supplying LNG. In 2020, we are going to commission a new bunkering vessel in the Baltic Sea, which will be providing services to the Megastar in addition to other clients”, Kalev Reiljan said.

    LNG (liquefied natural gas) is a clear, colourless and odourless liquid produced by means of cooling down natural gas to approximately -160 degrees. LNG is essentially a form of transporting natural gas. In the process of liquefication, the volume of the gas is reduced to 1/600th compared to its gaseous state, which allows natural gas to be delivered to sites and areas which are not connected to gas pipelines.  LNG is an environmentally friendly fuel which allows the content of carbon dioxide and NOx in emissions to be reduced remarkably and produces almost no soot particles or carbon monoxide emissions.




2019 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
10:30 MAN Energy Solutions gets subsea compression FEED order from Chevron
10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
09:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 18
09:50 APM Terminals Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.77, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.79
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,064 points

2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC