LNG as a marine fuel
As the time progresses, more and more industries are exploring the option to shift to a cleaner and efficient energy solution. One such industry is the shipping industry, witnessing a major shift from conventional diesel based ships to natural gas based ships.
The practical challenges of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will be a major theme of the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn.
“A number of major shipping companies are placing orders for new LNG-powered ships and others are considering converting their existing ships to run on LNG,” said Frank Soccoli, co-producer, SHIPPINGInsight. “That’s why we’re putting a major emphasis on LNG as an alternative fuel for ships at this year’s Fleet Optimization Conference.”
Given the intense industry focus on the potential benefits of converting to LNG, a dedicated LNG workshop is being added this year. The workshop will be a round-table discussion including senior executives from shipping companies, classification societies, regulatory bodies, engine manufacturers, bunkering suppliers and other industry experts to take a deeper look into the issues, challenges, solutions and best practices for LNG propulsion. The workshop is being sponsored by GE Marine and will be led by Greg Trauthwein, editor of Maritime Reporter.
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