New, stringent regulations are forcing the shipping industry to rethink its fuelling options. Emissions controls, introduced by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, combined with the introduction of emission control areas in European, U.S. and Canadian territorial waters, will have a profound impact on international shipping over the next ten years. LNG is an attractive alternative to conventional marine fuels.
Can the use of LNG as marine fuel help the industry to meet these challenges? In this web-special GL looks at this potentially game changing technology, informs about GL's own guidelines for gas as ship fuel and the development of rules and design concepts for LNG-fuelled vessels.