Under their agreement, Argus Media will share its database of ammonia terminals with DNV GL’s Alternative Fuel Insight online platform, a website that provides information about and promotes the use of alternative fuels.

We are happy to share our extensive knowledge of ammonia infrastructure with the shipping industry to help assist with the energy transition and the move towards cleaner transport fuels. Our database will show companies where they can access ammonia around the world.

...Argus chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said.

According to the companies, Argus has extensive data on ammonia terminals globally, built up as part of its fertilizer business. This database includes location, capacity and ownership structure, and can now be accessed through a user-friendly map view on the Alternative Fuel Insight online platform operated by DNV GL.

As explained, companies seeking data on global availability of ammonia as a marine fuel can access this free of charge.

What is more, the initiative makes data on existing ammonia storage infrastructure at ports around the world, publicly available.

This collaboration between Argus and DNV GL therefore helps to demystify the near-term availability of ammonia, lowers the barrier for adoption of ammonia as a bunker fuel, and accelerates the maritime sector’s transition to carbon-free fuels.

For the records, the online platform has been applauded by the Ammonia Energy Association, which advocates for the use of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy.

In fact, Ammonia Energy Association executive director Trevor Brown stated:

Ammonia is a leading contender to be one of the sector's future carbon-free fuels, but information about the availability of ammonia has been hard to find, leaving maritime companies with range anxiety and unanswered questions about the necessary infrastructure investments.