LNG World Shipping
Shipmanagement: the struggle to recruit and keep talent
Shipmanagement: the struggle to recruit and keep talent
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
At times, LNG shipping has struggled to recruit, train, promote and retain seafarers and officers. That pressure peaked as fleet growth accelerated in the mid-Noughties. Hiring practices became ...
A trade is born
A trade is born
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
Finding a new commodity to transport at sea in bulk is rare – especially if that commodity has been around for more than 100 years – but the US is to export ethane on purpose-built ...
China shipyards target small to  mid-scale LNG carriers
China shipyards target small to mid-scale LNG carriers
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
More Chinese shipyards are building capacity to diversify into small to mid-scale LNG carrier construction – despite warnings from analysts that capital expenditure cuts by oil companies could ...
Nordic star shines on  LNG supply chain
Nordic star shines on LNG supply chain
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
Scandinavia is one of the fastest-growing LNG markets in Europe, taking the lead in promoting gas as marine fuel and an industrial and domestic energy source. Regulatory pressures have accelerated ...
Shell and BG agree to tie the knot
Shell and BG agree to tie the knot
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
Shell’s takeover of BG Group, agreed by the boards of the two companies and announced on 8 April 2015, has created an entity that will reshape the global LNG industry, writes Mike ...
Consolidation trail  offers LNG path of  least resistance
Consolidation trail offers LNG path of least resistance
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
The financial foundation stones on which recent LNG projects have been built have taken a knock as a result of the plunge in energy prices over the past nine months. Project developers, faced with ...
Two LNG months in a nutshell
Two LNG months in a nutshell
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
March 2015 • The principals behind the Ghana 1000 power project selected Excelerate Energy to provide the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) that will comprise the scheme’s ...
LNG carriers in the news
LNG carriers in the news
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
March–April 2015 • BIMCO, the international shipping association, reported that it is developing a new contract, LNGVOY, for the transportation of LNG under voyage charter terms. The aim ...
Nexans extends the flexible  LNG pipe envelope
Nexans extends the flexible LNG pipe envelope
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
Nexans Deutschland GmbH has redesigned its Cryoflex and Cryodyn flexible LNG pipes to enable their use in floating and submerged applications. Until now these LNG transfer systems had been suitable ...
Mooring systems are all hooked up
Mooring systems are all hooked up
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
The LNG shipping segment continues to generate new business for makers of mooring equipment and monitoring software. As vessels get bigger, shipowners and operators are seeking economies of scale ...
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