UNDERSTANDING LNG TECHNOLOGIES
The shipping industry is reducing emissions and making the transition to a lower-carbon future. One of the key steps being taken in that transition has been the development of LNG-fueled shipping.
So far, gas as a marine fuel has primarily been used for ferries, OSVs and other relatively small-scale ship types and sectors. This is now changing, and the biggest and most important challenge in reducing emissions – reducing the impact of deep-sea shipping – is now being addressed.
The increased size of the new breed of LNG-fueled ships is driving bunkering needs well beyond the capacity of LNG trucks and leading the development of LNG Bunkering Vessels (LNG BVs). LNG BVs are quickly gaining a prominent role, offering higher volume potential as well as significant flexibility. However, with every emerging technology comes the challenges of adapting to a regulatory framework and stakeholder expectations that are constantly evolving.