• 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 October 19

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14:58 Med Marine is building new concept ice class tugs for Svitzer
12:34 Sohar Port & Freezone inaugurate new Svitzer pilot boat duo
11:44 USCG offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
10:49 Singapore company slapped with NOK 7 million fine in the Harrier case

2019 October 18

19:19 New port icebreaker named Ob delivered to FSUE Atomflot
18:54 Port Kolomna hosted ceremony of consecration for pusher tug named Sergey Kladko
18:31 RF Ministry of Transport to expand area banned for navigation near Crimea bridge
18:12 Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Clean Truck Program earns AAPA environmental award
17:57 NUTEP Container Terminal handled three millionth TEU since its operations started in 2004
17:38 Expert RA affirms its ‘ruA’ non-financial company credit rating on DeloPorts
17:13 Port of Virginia buys 25 new hybrid shuttle carriers
17:00 First grain shipment via Sabetta port expected in July 2020 – RF Ministry of Agriculture
16:46 Onezhsky Shipyard delivers buoy tender of Project 3265 named Ladozhsky
16:20 ERMA FIRST invests in METIS Cyberspace Technology
15:45 International organizations unite at IMO
15:14 "K" LINE, MOL, & NYK share data with ONE through the common data platform "IoS-OP"
14:49 Main engines loaded onto lead ship of PV22 project at Nevsky Shipyard
14:12 ESPO publishes European port sector’s Environmental Report 2019
13:53 Blagoveshchensk shipyard resumed construction of modernized seiners of Project 1338
13:32 Total launches its first LNG bunker vessel
13:12 SBM Offshore successful bidder for partner’s minority ownership in SBM Offshore operated FPSO companies
12:54 BIMCO submits proposals to IMO to enhance exchange and harmonization of data
12:31 MSC rules out Arctic exploration on environmental concerns
12:01 British Ports Association publishes new assessment of business environment ahead of annual conference in Belfast
11:30 Port of Antwerp volume up 1.1% in September 2019
11:05 DNV GL awards AiP certificates to HHI for three types of standard mid-sized FPSOs
10:37 RF Navy’s cruiser Marshal Ustinov completes business call to Cyprus
10:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from East Asia to East Coast South America
09:54 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,861 points
09:18 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.50% to $59.61, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $53.86
09:01 APM Terminals launches global customer alerts solution
08:42 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 18
08:05 MOL introduces AR Navigation System at Maritime Conference in Dubai
07:52 The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

2019 October 17

18:12 World's first emission-free push boat “Elektra” to have SCHOTTEL propulsion units
17:47 Five vessels call at the port of Brussels to show technological solutions to cut CO2 and air emissions
17:45 Nexans celebrates the next step in the construction of its Aurora cable installation vessel
17:43 Lotos shipyard delivers non-self-propelled cargo pontoon of Project GRPN
17:41 DFDS takes delivery of third Chinese-built RoRo
17:19 RroZero rolls out new 12m Site-Management boat for fish farming markets
16:14 North Sea Port offers online liner services
15:50 Ships detachment of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet arrive on business call to Kingdom of Thailand
15:26 Maldives received maritime security training from IMO on the ISPS Code
15:02 Maritime policy for sustainable development was in focus of IMO national workshop in Chile
14:37 IMO workshop helps put maritime development in Africa’s mainstream
14:11 VT Halter Marine launches first US-flagged offshore LNG bunker ATB barge for Q-LNG
13:25 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:01 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.1 percent in September 2019
12:41 Thordon to supply propeller shaft bearings for MSC Cruises' third Seaside class cruise ship
12:08 Oboronlogistics launched new shipping line linking ports of Novorossiysk, Tartus, Alexandria and Samsun
11:39 NIBULON MAX made her first cargo trip
11:00 Port of Long Beach posts cargo volume of 707,000 TEUs in September 2019
10:44 Air quality measures make impact at Port of Southampton
10:23 ABP held its annual oil spill exercise on the Humber
10:02 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.67% to $59.02, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.84% to $52.91
09:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 17
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,897 points