(English) Interview: Total Marine Fuels gears up for IMO 2020 rule, eyes LNG bunker fuel growth

[:es] Singapore (Platts) – 21 Dec 2017 Global bunker supplier and trader Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions is gearing up for the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 global sulfur cap rule for marine fuels, with LNG emerging as a key bunker fuel solution for some of its customers, Managing Director Olivier Jouny told S&P Global Platts…

(English) China becomes world's No.2 LNG importer in 2017, behind Japan

[:es]SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China will become the world’s second-biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this year as it overtakes South Korea, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed. This is a huge boost to Asia’s emerging spot market as Chinese buyers rely much more on short-term purchases to meet their needs than their counterparts…

(English) Vard to build hybrid LNG cruise vessel for Ponant

[:es] A Fincantieri unit, Vard, has signed a contract to design and construct a luxury polar expedition cruise vessel with dual-fuel LNG/battery propulsion for the French cruise company Ponant. The contract is valued at €270 million ($318.5 million) with the vessel delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2021, Fincantieri said in a statement. Vard already has…