"Methane slip has become an overused argument for those wishing to justify inaction"

The battle for and against LNG, and whether the fuel can be labeled a decarbonizing fuel, has now taken off. The World Bank urges nations to cancel investments, while Sea-LNG says opponents wish to justify their inaction.

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Looking at the order flow in recent months, it would not be entirely wrong to claim that LNG has gained a kind of momentum among shipowners.

For quite a while, the list of LNG proponents calling the alternative fuel "the best possible" option primarily consisted of CMA CGM. But stakeholders such as Hapag-Lloyd, Zim and Seaspan can now be found on the list of those who favor the natural gas to propel part of their fleet.

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