Monday 22nd Oct, 2018

New tool provides evolving overview of LNG bunker infrastructure

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SEA\LNG has launched a new online tool to increase understanding of the rapidly changing LNG bunkering landscape around the world.

SEA\LNG is an industry coalition created to help promote the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. The idea being that LNG is cleaner burning and more environmentally friendly than traditional bunkers.

The new Bunker Navigator Tool is an online tool to improve the understanding of the current and rapidly evolving LNG bunkering landscape.

It is a map-based tool that provides an overview of key LNG bunkering developments and how the growing infrastructure relates to major global shipping routes, traditional oil bunkering ports and the bulk LNG infrastructure which will provide the foundation for future LNG bunkering services.

The Bunker Navigator uses public data and also data from SEA\LNG members and marine information services to plot LNG bunkering infrastructure, LNG production facilities and other relevant information.

With the tool, SEA\LNG aims boost the uptake of LNG as a bunker fuel by demonstrating that LNG bunkering infrastructure is available globally and becoming more so.

SEA\LNG chairman Peter Keller said the coalition’s mission since inception had been to further the shipping industry’s knowledge of the viability and sustainability of LNG as a marine fuel.

“A key barrier has been a general lack of understanding of current and forthcoming LNG bunkering infrastructure,” he said.

“What we sought to achieve with the Bunker Navigator Tool is a quick, easy-to-access platform that includes relevant, up-to-date, and free-to-access information on LNG infrastructure and bunker development.”

The Bunker Navigator Tool was launched at the sixth LNG Bunkering Summit in Amsterdam this week.

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