Post project success

As has been learned from the Norwegian magazine "GassMagazinet" No. 5-2009 Göteborg Energi and Gasnor have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint company for the storage and sales of LNG in the Port of Gothenburg. The installation in Gothenborg is set to deliver LNG from 2013. The new company will serve western Sweden. It is said to e a considerable step forward to supply LNG to shipping in nothern Europe.

The Baltic Sea Programme 2007-2013 project GREEN FERRIES extends MAGALOG's know-how and technology to more ports in the Baltic Sea

On 31st March the Baltic Sea Programme poject application GREEN FERRIES was submitted to the programme's Joint Technical Secretariat at Rostock, Germany.

The project enjoys great political support from governments in Sweden, Lithuania and Germany. Moreover it is backed by ship owners like Stena Line, Scandlines, TT-Line, AVE-Line and shipowners associations of Norway and Gemany.

GREEN FERRIES endeavours to make gas and LNG supply as well as shoreside electricity standard infrastructure.

Partners of the application are, the Municipality and Port of Trelleborg, Baltic Energy Forum, the Port of Rostock, the Port Authority and Public Utility of Lübeck, the Westpomeranian Maritime Cluster located at Swinoujscie, the Port, Technology Centre and University of Klaipeda, the Port of Riga, the German scientific maritime organization GAUSS and the Norwegian Shipowners Association.

Ship owners, ship owners association and E.ON Gas Sverige AB will be members of the Advisory Board. They will assist the project, contribute to the standardization of facilities and the dissemination of information and results.

The project application was again elaborated by Baltic Energy Forum.

Final MAGALOG public conference in Lübeck on 4th December 2008

The final MAGALOG public conference was held in Bürgerschaftssaal (hall of the City Council) of Lübeck on 4th December 2008.

The conference was a great success. More than 70 participants from all over the Baltic Sea Region were registered.

Thorsten Geissler, Senator of the Environment of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Germany and Trude Drevland, Deputy Mayor of the Hanseatic of Bergen, Norway, hailed the glorious past of the Hanseatic League and close cooperation between Lübeck and Bergen  and promised closer cooperation in the future.

Chill-out Partner Meeting in Lübeck on 3rd December 2008

The 5th MAGALOG Partner Meeting was held in the offices of Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH, Lübeck, on 3rd December 2008.

All partners came to the conclusion that MAGALOG was a marvelous project with good results und a tangible future. Furthermore they cheered good management and excellent cooperation during the project.

17th November 2008, Gasnor and Stadtwerke Lübeck meet to discuss future cooperation

On 17th November top representatives of Gasnor and Stadtwerke Lübeck met in Lübeck to discuss future business cooperation and outline of possible LNG terminal at Lübeck-Travemünde. This LNG terminal is set to serve both shipping and the city gas net of Lübeck. More discussions about this topic will be held during the chill-out meeting on 3rd December and the final conference on 4th December 2008.

MAGALOG presented to transport cluster of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

On 13 November, in Wismar, MAGALOG was presented to the transport and logistics initiative of the German Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

MAGALOG meets Chinese Delegation

On 11th November 2008, in the harbour building of Lübeck-Travemünde, Baltic Energy Forum presented the project MAGALOG to a Chinese delegation from a cluster of ports and port cities of the Guangxi province in southern China (north of the island Hainan/Beibu). The port cities in the region suffer from the same shipborne high air problems as European ports. Therefore on the side of the delegates there were great interest in LNG fuel and other solutions like cold ironing.





2nd Advisory Board Meeting in Hamburg on 8th October 2008

The second Advisory Board Meeting was held in Hamburger Hafenclub, Hamburg on 8th October 2008. Topics of this meeting related to the environmental benefits of LNG to ports and port cities, the project outcomes so far and possible support by the members of the advisory board. Participants in this meeting were Senator Thorsten Geissler of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Björn Grönholm of the Env Com of UBC, Ambassador Harald Kreid of the Central European Initiative, Trieste, Eilef Stange and Aksel Skjervheim of Gasnor and Jörg Sträussler of Baltic Energy Forum.

4th MAGALOG Partner Meeting in Stockholm on 7th October 2008

The 4th MAGALOG partner meeting was held in the offices of the Ports of Stockholm AB in Stockholm on 7th October 2008. Progress of the project was discussed, inparticular progress regarding the developments in the ports dedicated for small scale marine LNG terminals  in Bergen, Göteborg, Lübeck, Swinoujsce and Stocklholm. With particular interest the project members listened to the speech of the the indirect project member Ports of Stockholm.

WP5 and WP6 meeting in Swinoujscie, Poland, on 26th June 2008

The meeting is set to discuss the outcomes of the LNG logistics study (WP5) and the port terminals studies (WP5).

2nd MAGALOG advisory meeting to be held in Bergen postponed until September 2008

A site visit was supposed to take place to GASNOR's LNG fuel terminal at Halhjem in the province of Hordaland (Bergen) on 16th June 2008.

3rd MAGALOG partners' meeting held in Bergen on 12th and 13th May 2008

MAGALOG at 15th maritime evening with German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs in Berlin on 7th May 2008

Theme: Shipping and Global Warming

Ms Karin Roth, Secretary of State
Prof Dr. Dr. hc. Peter Ehlers, President of the German Nautical Association
Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Krupp, Germanischer Lloyd
Dr. Hans-Heinrich Nöll, Secretary General of the Association of German Shipowners



IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee has reached consensus on new MARPOL thresholds

The working group has suggested the following MARPOL Annex VI dates and new sulphur limits:

2010: SECA limit down to 1.00 % (from 1,50 %)

2012: Global limit down to 3.50 % (from 4,50 %

2015: SECA limit down to 0.10 %

2020: Global limit down to 0.50 % (subject to review - may be defered to 2025)


MAGALOG at the RoRo Conference Gothenburg, 20-22th May 2008



MAGALOG at the Bunkering in the Baltic and Northsea, 15th-16th May 2008, Hamburg


MAGALOG at the Green Ship Technology 2008, 11th-12th March 2008, Rotterdam


Green Ship Technology 2008


Gothenburg new partner? Meeting with stakeholders in Gothenburg on 15th February 2008


MAGALOG at the Conference "Ships' Emissions on German Coasts" in Hamburg on 12th February 2008 (47.000 t SOx from shipping in 2005 versus 2.000 SOx from all other transport sectors)


MAGALOG at the e-TREAM workshop "Energy Efficiency in Shipping and Clean Air in Port Cities" Lübeck, Germany, on 22nd January 2008 (Participants and speakers from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlannd


2nd MAGALOG partners' meeting in Lübeck, Germany, on 30th October 2007


1st MAGALOG advisory board meeting in Lübeck, Germany, on 29th October 2007

MAGALOG at STAFFES workshop "Storage and transport applications for future energy sources" in Warnemünde, Germany, on 25th October 2007


HORDALAND county presents MAGALOG at the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels on 11th October 2007


MAGALOG presented at NFP Natural Gas Conference in Oslo on 11th and 12th September 2007



The Geman Land Schleswig-Holstein is calling for emissions trading in maritime transport

... Reduction of pollutant emissions: The Minister for Europe of the German federal state Schleswig-Holstein, Mr Uwe Döring, is calling for an expansion of the European Emissions Trading to the European maritime transport. Sea transport is responsible for 2.7% of the global CO2 emissions, that is the same amount as the air transport is emitting, he told Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa)...

MAGALOG at 7th Conference on Climate Change of Climate Alliance in Rostock, Germany, on 28th September 2007


MAGALOG at Highways of the Seas Conference in Hamburg, Germany, on 27th September 2007


MAGALOG meets Mr. Uwe Döring, Minister of Europan Affairs of the German Land Schleswig-Holstein, at the Norwegian Shipping Club in Oslo on 27th September 2007


MAGALOG at the BSSSC Annual Conference in Turku, Finland, on 13-14 September 2007

 "Sustainable Energy - Contribution to meet the threats of Climate Change - Actions taken at the local and regional level make a difference!"


MAGALOG at the BPO (Baltic Ports Organization) X General Assembly in Sopot, Poland, on 6th September 2007


Work Package 6 relating to a pioneer LNG terminal for shipping in Lübeck has been advanced to start on 5th July 2007


MAGALOG participates in VKA8 contractors meeting in Brussels on 10th July 2007


MAGALOG kick-off conference in Bergen on 17th January 2007


MAGALOG kick-off meeting in Bergen on 16th January 2007


Project MAGALOG launched on 1st January 2007