Aligning the LNG business case for ports, shipping operators, and LNG providers
As 2015 nears, the shipping industry is faced with adhering to strict regulations on sulphur emissions. The Emissions Control Area, comprising the Baltic and North Seas along with the English Channel, will see the fuel sulphur limit fall to just 0.1%. LNG offers one of the most prominent solutions, reducing sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions while being economically feasible.
With ports and ship operators agreeing that LNG is the most plausible solution to meet upcoming sulphur emission standards, the question is who will jump first. The past year has seen crucial developments on both fronts. From July 1st inland shipping can officially bunker with LNG in the Seinehaven, in Rotterdam Botlek, which is a first for Europe.
Recent months have also witnessed an increased global interest from ship operators. In June, contracts for building the first LNG-fuelled ferry for domestic Danish trade were signed, a significant milestone as the ship will be the first LNG-fuelled ferry designed for domestic trade in the European Union. With ports and ship operators making significant progress, it is clear that a unified approach is the way forward.
How ports are moving towards an LNG future
Tessa Major, Technical Environmental Manage, Port of Antwerp provides a breakdown of how the Port of Antwerp has moved forward with LNG, the identified challenges and an overview of the port’s contributions to LNG bunkering.
Join our diverse line up of industry professionals in addressing:
- LNG infrastructure within the ports: Learn how key players, as Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH and LNG in the Baltic Sea Ports, have assessed project feasibility and plans moving forward in developing LNG infrastructure
- Project funding: Hear from the European Commission TEN-T Executive Agency on how ports and ship operators can apply and benefit from available funding programmes
- Developments in North America: Hear from organisations as LNG America Initiative examining movements on the American front in meeting upcoming sulphur emission standards
- Best practices and safety considerations while using LNG as a marine fuel, hearing from organisations as the newly formed NGO Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel
- The developing fuel market: Discover how LNG fuel markets are developing across Europe, with presentations from Chive UK and Skangass AS
- Bunkering technologies: Take in new developments on the bunkering front with sessions led by organisations as Argos Group
LNG Project Feasibility Day
An interactive workshop environment exploring the practical steps in LNG Bunkering project
Who Should Attend?
LNG Bunkering Summit will bring together a full spectrum of organisations, from ports, to shipping operators, bunkering companies, oil and gas producers and solution providers. If you are involved in bunkering and marine fuels this event will provide you with an unparalleled scope of the LNG developments unfolding in the North and Baltic Seas.