LNG sector calls for support from shipowners

LNG as fuel is one option for shipowners in their efforts to comply with global sulfur requirements set to come into force in 2020. However, shipowners have not exactly embraced the new fuel type, states new LNG organization.

Photo: SEA/LNG

Several significant challenges pose as obstacles in the way of shipowners using LNG as fuel from 2020 to comply with global sulfur requirements which take effect on Jan. 1 2020, according to SEA/LNG, says Chairman Peter Keller to ShippingWatch.

Sea/LNG was established recently to work towards LNG becoming a larger part of the maritime fuel market. SEA/LNG just welcomed two new members from the shipping industry – ABS and Keppel Marine & Offshore – which join the list of names from the industry, also counting Wärtsilä and Port of Rotterdam. SEA/LNG is financed by contributions from its members, and the body works by the member organizations sharing data, among other things. SEA/LNG employs five people.

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