Singapore - LNG bunkering demand could rise with stricter environmental rules in shipping, but more needs to be done to help shipowners overcome implementation hurdles in the longer term, industry experts said during a panel discussion at the 20th Singapore International Bunkering Conference 2018.
The thrust on LNG bunkering comes at a time when there is increased focus on shipping carbon emissions, as the industry accelerates towards the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur cap rule starting January 1, 2020.
Most LNG variants have no detectable sulphur, and emission of particles and nitrogen oxide by LNG-fueled vessels are considerably lower than by ships using other marine fuels. It also helps tackle greenhouse gas emissions.(READ MORE)