• Home
  • News
  • TotalEnergies and MOL hold naming ceremony of France’s first LNG bunker vessel
  • 2021 October 27 18:07

    TotalEnergies and MOL hold naming ceremony of France’s first LNG bunker vessel

    The first LNG bunker vessel to be based in France has been officially named “Gas Vitality”, at a ceremony held at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding,  China, according to the TotalEnergies release.    

    The 18,600-m³ newbuild bunker vessel is TotalEnergies Marine Fuels’ second collaboration with shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL) and shipbuilder, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding following the signing of a long-term charter contract in November 2019.

    All three  parties first collaborated in 2018 to successfully design and build her sistership, the Gas Agility,  which has been operating in the Port of Rotterdam since November 2020.   

    Classed by Bureau Veritas and operated by V.Ships France under the French flag, the Gas  Vitality will enter operational service in December 2021 and be based in the Port of Marseille- Fos, Southern France, to serve the Mediterranean region. She will notably perform LNG  bunkering services to CMA CGM’s LNG-fueled containerships and MSC Cruises’ upcoming  LNG-powered cruise ships that call at the French port.  

    The Gas Vitality is a 135 meters long GTT Mark III membrane vessel. She incorporates a range  of features that enables her to meet the highest technical and environmental standards,  including :   

    • Increased loading and bunkering rate by 25%, to a maximum of 2000m3/hr, through  upgraded cargo pumps and high duty compressors. 

    • New pressure reduction system to optimize bunkering operations of ‘Type C’ tank  vessels under all conditions. 

    • Azimuth propellers and two bow thrusters, delivering an extremely high degree of  maneuverability enabling tug-free operations in port and further reducing the  environmental impact of her operations. 

    • Two manifolds for enhanced ship-to-ship bunkering flexibility across vessel types and  sizes.  • Equipped to offer Electronic Bunker Delivery Notes (e-BDN) to her customers. 

    • Onboard re-liquefaction of the boil-off gas is further used for propulsion and for the  vessel’s own power generation.            LNG as a marine fuel  LNG as a marine fuel has gained positive momentum as the global shipping industry looks to adapt  to stricter emissions standards.  Used as a marine fuel, LNG helps to cut: 

    • Sulfur emissions by 99%,  • Fine particle emissions by 99%,  • Nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 85%, 

    • Greenhouse gases emissions by up to 23%

    About TotalEnergies Marine Fuels 

    TotalEnergies Marine Fuels is TotalEnergies’ dedicated business unit in charge of worldwide bunkering  activities. The company's spectrum of marine fuels includes Low Sulphur Fuel Oil,  Marine Distillates, and cleaner fuels, such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), bioLNG and biofuels.   

    About Mitsui O.S.K Lines 

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), as a multi-modal transport group, meets the needs of  the era in a wide variety of fields including dry bulkers, crude oil tankers, LNG carriers and offshore  business, methanol carrier, chemical tankers, product tankers, car carriers, ferries, RORO ships, and  logistics. MOL’s activities are truly borderless, based on the operation of one of the world’s largest  merchant fleets, backed by expertise and technology developed throughout our over 130-year history.  MOL supports the growth of the world economy with the entire globe as our stage, while continually  evolving into an excellent and resilient corporate group.


2021 November 28

10:48 Port of Dunkerque announces new appointments to its Executive Board

2021 November 27

14:38 Liquid Wind secures SEK 151 million for production of fossil free fuel
13:21 TECO 2030 receives NOK 50 million in government support for fuel cell development
11:09 Inmarsat offers future-proof remote control connectivity for latest sea-kit uncrewed surface vessel trials
10:54 J.P. Morgan and Havfram AS announce a series of next generation wind turbine installation vessels

2021 November 26

18:17 TECO 2030 is leading a project group that will build a hydrogen-powered high-speed vessel for the Port of Narvik
18:00 TransContainer’s IFRS-based net profit in 9M'2021 increased by 51% to RUB 14.8 bln
17:35 Royal Niestern Sander signs contract for walk to work vessel conversion
17:26 PortNews offers final edition of its magazine for 2021
17:15 Konecranes and Cargotec note CMA’s announced Provisional Findings regarding the planned merger of Konecranes and Cargotec
17:03 IMO appoints Special Advisor on Maritime Security
16:55 Nord Stream 2 delay weighs on gas prices - Gasum
16:40 Nevsky Shipyard lays down two research vessels of Project 17050
16:25 BIMCO calls for continued naval support in Gulf of Guinea after piracy incident
16:05 Alfa Laval and Orcan Energy sign a cooperation agreement for the marine market
15:43 Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance
15:25 Hiab launches HIAB iQ.1188 HiPro loader crane with new control system
14:47 RF Government approves Transport Strategy of Russia until 2030 with forecast until 2035
13:59 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launches Anatoly Shlemov minesweeper of Project 12700
13:11 The Port of València hosts a rescue drill for a crane operator
12:10 GTT obtains tank design order for three new LNG Carriers from Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries
11:54 Phase 2 of Bagayevsky hydrosystem construction begins
11:52 Ardmore moderates COP26 ‘ShipZero’ panels, discussing the realities of zero emission ships
11:17 ClassNK signs MOU on cybersecurity with Panama Maritime Authority (PMA)
10:51 MSC starts new In-Transit Cargo service
10:32 MABUX: Global bunker market to keep slight irregular fluctuations with no firm trend on Nov 26
10:22 Oboronlogistics' Ambal ferry obtaines certificate on safety management from RS
09:48 MPA and maritime partners maintain cybersecurity readiness through inaugural exercise
09:33 Baltic Dry Index as of November 25
09:17 Oil prices decrease on concerns over reduction of demand

2021 November 25

18:06 Rolls-Royce and Zhenjiang Shipyard to jointly promote tugs and workboats with mtu engines in China
17:44 Delo Group presented own Digitalization Strategy
17:16 Keppel awarded FSRU conversion and FPSO integration work worth around S$200 million
16:25 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs fell by 14% in 2021
16:03 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock announces receipt of $92.5 mln Houston Ship Channel widening and improvement project 11 award
15:59 Damen Shipyards achieves official EU Stage V certification for its Emission Reduction system
15:30 RF State Duma ratifies Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention, 2007
15:02 Navigator Holdings announces approval in principle for new CO2 carrier designs for its Dan-Unity CO2 joint venture with Evergas
14:59 RINA, ABB, Helbio, the Liberian Registry, Wärtsilä and an Energy Major enter in proposal with hydrogen as fuel to meet IMO2050 targets
14:44 Rosterminalugol shipped 21 million tonnes of export coal over 10M’2021
14:21 BAE Systems launches next-generation power and propulsion system to help marine operators reach zero emissions
13:55 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 47, 2021
13:12 Kongsberg Maritime and Norsepower MoU agreement facilitates Rotor Sail integration for shipowners
12:31 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg allocated over RUB 21 million for implementation of its environmental programme
12:06 Port of Kiel describes path to climate neutrality by 2030
11:06 Third Finnlines hybrid ro-ro launched in China Merchants Jinling Shipyard
10:35 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries receives a major turbomachinery order for Ust-Luga LNG export plant
10:31 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate slight upward changes on Nov 25
10:30 Navigation season closed on Volga-Baltic Waterways
10:06 Port of Long Beach named the best West Coast Seaport in North America
09:41 Oil market sees mixed price movements
09:22 Baltic Dry Index as of November 24
09:08 The second of Damen’s new Shoalbuster 2711 class handed over to Ports of Jersey in christening ceremony
08:16 Port of Los Angeles issues zero-emissions truck request for proposals
06:00 Stockholm fairway smart buoy powered by solar energy

2021 November 24

18:35 Wan Hai Lines awarded “Container Shipping Line of The Year India-Far East Trade Lane”
17:33 Volga Shipping's freight transported this year’s inland shipping season reached 8.2 million tonnes
17:25 Bahri bags four prestigious awards
17:09 Langh Ship and Outokumpu deepen the cooperation by starting a newbuilding project
16:35 Equinor signs four new contracts with Aibel