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Rotterdam's Gate LNG Terminal Throughput Capacity to be Expanded by 4 BCM

Aug 23, 2023

Throughput capacity at the Gate terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the port of Rotterdam will be expanded by 4 billion cubic metres (bcm) by 2026, its shareholders Gasunie and Vopak said on Wednesday.The expansion, which requires an investment of around 350 million euros ($380 million), will take the total capacity of the terminal to 20 bcm per year.The new capacity is already rented out under…

Refinery Maintenance Puts a Dent in Russia's Seaborne Diesel Exports

Oct 03, 2023

Seaborne diesel and gasoil exports from Russian ports fell 27% in September from a month earlier to about 2.76 million tonnes due to a major overhaul of refineries and a fuel export ban, data from traders and LSEG showed.Idle primary oil refining capacity for September stood at 4…

Product Tanker Newbuild Contracting hits 10-year high

Sep 21, 2023

“During the first eight months of 2023, contracting of product tanker newbuilds hit a 10-year high, reaching 140 ships and 10.72 million deadweight tons (DWT). The last time more than 10 million DWT were contracted from January through August was in 2013…

Shallow Water, No Problem: HGK Orders Gas Tanker with "Special Dimensions"

Sep 18, 2023

Optimized to deal with shallow water levels, a diesel-electric drive system and an extra-wide design for the vessel are the main features of a gas tanker that HGK Shipping ordered from the Dutch shipyard, De Gerlien Van Tiem, on September 15…

US Regains Crown as World's Largest LNG Exporter

Sep 12, 2023

The U.S. regained its crown as the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the first six months of this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).US exports of the superchilled gas, particularly to Europe…

Tanker Becomes Europe's First to Connect to Shore Power

Sep 06, 2023

The Swedish port of Gävle recently became one of the first in the world to successfully connect a tanker vessel to a shoreside electricity system.The shore power connection solution was provided by Cavotec, based on new standards drawn up in cooperation with other ports and operators…

Russia's Seaborne Diesel Exports on the Rise

Sep 05, 2023

Russia's seaborne diesel and gasoil exports in August rose by 2% from a month earlier to about 3.85 million metric tons on healthy fuel production, data from traders and LSEG showed.Idle primary oil refining capacity for August was estimated at 3…

US LNG Exports Slip in August

Sep 01, 2023

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell in August as some processing plants reduced output and a heat wave increased gas demand for power, leaving less gas available for LNG production, according to vessel monitoring data and analysts…

AET Delivers LNG Dual-Fuel VLCC to Shell

Aug 28, 2023

AET delivered its newest vessel, the first of three Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) powered by dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines, on long-term charter to Shell Tankers (Singapore) Private Limited.The Malaysian-flagged Eagle Vellore was named at a ceremony at the MMHE Pasir Gudang yard…

Insurers Raise Premiums for Black Sea Tankers as Tensions Mount

Aug 23, 2023

Insurance companies have notified charterers of ships operating in Russia's Black Sea ports of an increase in additional payments known as 'war risk premiums', four traders said.A war risk premium was added to the common insurance costs for…

Gazprom's First LNG Cargo via Arctic Destined for China's Jingtang

Aug 23, 2023

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia's Gazprom being sent via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the first time is destined for the Chinese port of Jingtang, Refinitiv ship tracking data shows.The Velikiy Novgorod tanker was loaded at the Portovaya LNG plant on the Baltic Sea on Aug…

Shipowners, Port Operators Ramp Up Methanol-fueling Projects

Aug 21, 2023

Interest in methanol as an alternative fuel has grown in the shipping industry, which seeks to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.Below is a list of upcoming methanol bunkering-related projects by companies and ports:COMPANIES:A.P. Moller-MaerskMaersk…

Russian Seaborne Oil Exports Plummet 16% in July

Aug 03, 2023

Russian seaborne crude oil export volumes have remained strong and grew 13% y/y in 2022 despite the invasion of Ukraine. However, after a 4% m/m fall in June, volumes fell another 16% m/m in July, and the Russian administration has announced export cuts for August…

Pakistan's Import of Russian Crude Facing Obstacles

Jul 31, 2023

Pakistan is unlikely to meet a target for Russian crude to make up two-thirds of its oil imports, despite attractive prices, hampered by a shortage of foreign currency and limitations at its refineries and ports, officials and analysts say.The…

Obscure Traders Ship Half Russia's Oil Exports to India, China After Sanctions

Jul 27, 2023

A Liberian-flagged oil tanker set sail in May from Russia's Ust-Luga port carrying crude on behalf of a little-known trading company based in Hong Kong. Before the ship had even reached its destination in India, the cargo changed hands.The new owner of the 100…

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