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Skangas Names LNG Bunker Supply Ship Coralius

Coralius, the first European built LNG bunker and distribution vessel was named Monday, May 22, by Johanna Lamminen, Chair of the Board of Skangas and Chief Executive Officer of Gasum. The 5,800 cbm vessel was commissioned by owners Anthony Veder and Sirius Shipping in 2015 and was built by Royal Bodewes. This new vessel will offer LNG bunkering services for Skangas, a subsidiary of Gasum, mainly operating in the North Sea, the Skagerak area and the Baltic Sea. With this new bunker feeder, LNG as a marine fuel will become more accessible for the Scandinavian region.

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Big Names Unite to Push LNG as a Marine Fuel

Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE Inc. and Wärtsilä are among firms that are part of a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Explaining the coalition’s objective, Peter Keller, chairman of SEA\LNG and executive vice president of TOTE Inc., said, “We recognize the need to work closely with key players across the value chain…

John Hatley (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä's Hatley Joins 'Society for Gas as Marine Fuel' Board

John Hatley, Vice President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions in America, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). Wärtsilä has long been at the forefront of developing technologies to make possible the use of gas as a marine fuel, and this appointment reflects this long standing commitment. The SGMF is a new nongovernmental organization (NGO) established to promote safety and industry best practices when using gas as a marine fuel. Gas…

Dr. Gerd-Michael Würsig, Business Director LNG fuelled Ships at DNV GL – Maritime

Shell, Rolls-Royce, MAN Ink LNGi Deal

DNV GL’s new LNG intelligence portal (LNGi) aims to bring stakeholders from across the LNG industry together to share market intelligence and contribute to the uptake of LNG as a ship fuel. Leading LNG suppliers and engine manufacturers including, Shell, the Marine division of Rolls-Royce and MAN will be some of the first companies to use LNGi. The portal, which was launched today, allows subscribers to assess the availability of LNG fuel for specific trade routes and newbuild projects.

Jens Maul Jørgensen (Photo: IBIA)

IBIA Celebrates 23th Annual Dinner

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed three new members to its Management Board and one new member to the IBIA in Africa Board. The appointments were announced at the Association’s 23th annual dinner, which was held on February 8 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Heralding the beginning of International Petroleum week, the prestigious event attracted a record number of attendees, with over 1100 bunker industry professionals at the dinner, despite the gloomy state of the industry.

Chris Smith, the Department of Energy assistant secretary for Fossil Energy, speaks at Sector Houston-Galveston Dec. 9 to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth in this multibillion dollar industry. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Andrew Kendrick)

Coast Guard, Industry Navigate Future of Liquefied Gas

Senior U.S. Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together the second week of December at Sector Houston-Galveston to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies each party faces as they adapt to the rapid growth in this multibillion dollar industry. The maritime community is experiencing an international shift with the increased transport and use of liquefied gases. The increased supply created by the U.S.

IBIA Forum to Examine Bunkering with New Fuels

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) will be holding a forum entitled: ‘Bunkering with new fuels – Building on strong foundations’ as part of London International Shipping Week, on Wednesday 9 September. The event will include presentations from Mark Bell from SGMF (Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel), Michael Green, Global Technical Manager for Intertek Lintec, Armelle Breneol EAME Marine Fuels Logistics Advisor for ExxonMobil, Vyacheslav Mischeko from Argus Media and Nigel Draffin maritime consultant and author.

SGMF Interviews Members from Dixon Valve & Coupling

The Society for Gas and Marine Fuel (SGMF) recently interviewed members with Sean Andersen and Tony Haston of Dixon Valve & Coupling, who weighed in on their company, its products, operations and place within the marine fuels industry. Dixon Valve & Coupling - who are you and what do you do? What products/services do you provide? Dixon, founded in 1916, is a premier global manufacturer and supplier of hose couplings, valves, dry disconnects, swivels and other fluid transfer and control products.

MarPro Profile: Margaret Kaigh Doyle

An hour spent with Margaret Kaigh Doyle is a high energy event, punctuated by her enthusiasm for everything she undertakes on a daily basis. Getting her to sit down for an hour to reflect on what she’s accomplished and from where she has come, was therefore a tall order. And, her typical day involves plenty. That’s because Doyle currently serves on the U.S. Delegation to the Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and when she isn’t doing that, she chairs the U.S.

Margaret Doyle

Doyle Named to SGMF Training and Competency Working Group

The United State Maritime Research Center in Middletown, Rhode Island announced that Margaret Kaigh Doyle has been named the U.S. vice chairperson of the Training and Competency Working Group for the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). The London-based organization, whose mission is to promote safety and industry best practices in the use of gas as a marine fuel, is expanding its scope into the United States. As a result, the working group will focus on developing a training…

Margaret Kaigh Doyle

Doyle Named to Training and Competency Working Group

The United State Maritime Research Center (USMRC) in Middletown, Rhode Island said that Margaret Kaigh Doyle was named the U.S. vice chairperson of the Training and Competency Working Group for the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). The London-based organization, whose mission is to promote safety and industry best practices in the use of gas as a marine fuel, is expanding its scope into the United States. As a result, the working group will focus on developing a training…

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Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel Launched

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) was formally launched by Minister Lui Tuck Yew on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in conjunction with the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) 2014. Approximately 1,600 delegates from more than 50 countries attended the event's opening ceremony, which was organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Mark Bell, General Manager of SGMF, thanked the Minister in person for his attendance and for his participation with launching SGMF.

New LNG Bunker Fuel Technical & Safety NGO Formed

The Society For Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) is launched as new Non-Governmental Organisation to enhance safety and best practices in the use of LNG as a ship fuel. Following a decision to proceed by the Board of Directors of the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) at its spring meeting in Houston, the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) is to be established as a new non-governmental organisation (NGO). “The use of LNG as a marine fuel presents a major challenge for the shipping industry over the coming years,” states Luc Gillet, SIGTTO President.

Mr Lui Tuck Yew

Singapore Minister Yew to Launch SGMF’s Global

Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, Singapore, will conduct SGMF’s Global Launch on Stand No. 33 on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 10.15am in connection with SIBCON 2014 confirms SGMF’s Brand, Marketing and Membership Manager, John Saunders. ‘SGMF has already established itself in Europe and America and we believe that SIBCON 2014 presents a great opportunity for us to connect with the Asian market. Singapore, which organises the SIBCON event, are founding members of SGMF’ Saunders added.