DNG Marine

About DNG Marine

DNG Marine is a specialist shipping company mandated to collect and deliver LNG to various DNG Energy projects. 

DNG Energy, through its business unit DNG Marine, will moor its 8,000 ton LNG barge at the Port of Coega in Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It is the largest vessel by weight ever to be built on the African continent.  

The strategically located facility on one of the world’s most travelled trading routes with 56,000 ships passing through each year will come on line in 2021, providing commercial vessels with access to LNG. Until now, limited infrastructure has been a barrier to adopting LNG as a smart fuel alternative to the shipping industry. 

DNG Marine Key Milestones


DNG Energy has LNG import and export permit from ITAC

July 2021

NERSA issued an importation licence to DNG

September 2021

NERSA issued a gas trading licence to DNG

November 2021

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports through ISO Containers

December 2021

NERSA issued five licences for gas (LNG) storage facilities including operation of an LNG Floating Storage Unit (FSU) to DNG.

June 2022

First FSU the “DNG Genesis” arrives in Algoa Bay under a South African Flag and crewed by South Africans.

June 2022

2 small scale carriers scheduled to distribute LNG on a larger scale into South Africa. These will be the first LNG bunkering operations.

Future Projects

Future Projects will require DNG Marine to acquire 2 -3 FSRU’s by 2024

Bunkering Services

Given LNG’s impressive environmental credentials and natural abundance in Africa, as well as its growing uptake globally, the need for expanding LNG bunkering infrastructure continues to hold weight and we are confident in South Africa’s ability to support the global LNG network in powering international ocean-going trade 

In October 2020, DNG Energy received final authorisation from the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) to begin liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in the Port of Coega, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  The licence gives DNG Energy rights to have its terminal and, the floating storage unit (FSU) in Algoa Bay, which is a first in Africa. This will enable us to offer off-shore as well as on-shore logistics with ship-to-ship transfers for international trading ships as well as LNG “milk runs” within the country to the other parts of the world.  

DNG Energy’s development of LNG bunkering facilities at Algoa Bay utilizes the availability of natural gas reserves to overcome the shortage of energy infrastructure as a barrier to the adoption of LNG as a fuel. We believe that South Africa would become a major global force for LNG bunkering within the commercial shipping industry, given the volume of vessels that passes the Cape every year, particularly given the potential risk of Suez Canal blockages that was recently uncounted. 

We are in line with international practices of importing LNG and we have practical and a viable solution to meet the customer’s demand. We are at your service for any bunkering requirements, offering reliable bunkers to vessels from Algoa Bay port. 

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Lindo Mbalati

Executive Director

Lindokuhle Mbalati currently serves as an executive director at DNG Energy Ltd. A qualified tax advisor, Lindokuhle oversees DNG Energy’s finances. She cut her teeth in financial accounting at Netcare where she was responsible for compliance and tax. Prior to that, she worked in Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) at Ernst & Young. Lindokuhle has a keen interest in development and has plied her skills as a lecturer in taxation at Varsity College, Sandton.

Lindokuhle is a graduate of the University of Pretoria where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management Sciences and Honours in Taxation. She is a member of the South African Institute of Tax (SAIT).