PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE
The Move to LNG: Gaining Momentum for All Ship Types
By By Jim Shaw
The use of LNG as a marine fuel has grown rapidly over the past decade and shows no sign of slackening, with a large number of vessel types now either built to operate on LNG, under construction or in the design stage. Several of these are LNG bunkering tankers as use of the fuel begins to build in volume.
The world’s first LNG bunkering vessel was a modified water tanker, built for operation in the Baltic, but a number of purpose-built tankers are now under construction, including several in North America.
In Europe, French LNG containment system specialist GTT has developed a design for a 4,000-cubic meter capacity LNG bunkering vessel that would use tanks with the GTT Mark III Flex Cargo…MORE