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SEA\LNG: Factual Analysis Shows LNG is Optimal Fuel Choice

By Peter Keller 2019-08-19 18:00:54

Environmental regulations controlling SOx, NOx and greenhouse gases have completely changed the equilibrium of the shipping industry. Until a few years ago, there was little rationale for shipowners to give much thought to fuel choice as heavy fuel oil was the cheapest and easiest option. The choices were simple and there was a level playing field.  Today, however, the “game” has fundamentally and irreversibly changed. To remain competitive, choosing the right fuel has now become a critical component of owners decisions...

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2019 Will be the Year of Acceleration for LNG as Marine Fuel

By Peter Keller 2019-02-02 21:09:57

2018 saw a sea-change in attitudes and actions towards LNG as a marine fuel. By March, of the 94 cruise ships on the global order-book, 18 under construction were LNG-powered. This represented 20 percent of all newbuildings for the cruise industry but 25 percent of newbuilding capacity due to the size of the vessels ordered. The world’s first fully LNG-fueled cruise ship, SEA\LNG member Carnival’s AIDAnova entered service in December with a further seven LNG-powered cruise ships ordered by Carnival...

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