PSA Marine orders LNG-fueled tug, eyes second order in 2018

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of PSA MarineMarine services provider PSA Marine has ordered a dual-fuel LNG harbour tug and is eyeing a similar ordered for January 2018. The company, a unit of PSA International, that operates over 60 tugs, said in a statement that the two dual-fuel LNG vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2019.Under the LNG bunkering pilot programme, PSA Marine will receive a grant of up to S$2 million for each vessel from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).The decision to add the two dual-fuel LNG tugs to its fleet is a step towards supporting MPA’s drive towards a sustainable maritime transport system.The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has recently injected another S$12 million ($8.91m) to boost liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in the Port of Singapore.Half of this sum has been set aside to co-fund the building of new LNG bunker vessels (LBVs) to facilitate the development of ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore.The remaining half will be used to top up MPA’s existing co-funding programme to support the building of LNG-fuelled vessels.last_img

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