DMA cooperates with several partners in examining the possibility of using LNG
In the recent year, the Danish Maritime Authority has cooperated with several partners in examining the possibility of using liquefied natural gas as an environmentally friendly alternative to ships’ ordinary fuels.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an environmentally and climate friendly fuel that has, in the recent year, been the object of closer scrutiny: Is it possible to make it a competitive alternative through an effective infrastructure and good framework conditions? The Nordic countries and Belgium, ports, several major energy companies and private companies take part in the project, where the Danish Maritime Authority is the coordinating partner.
A status report on the project has just been published. It establishes that there are extremely good possibilities of having greener voyages in short sea shipping in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel. However, there are also a number of challenges with which further work must be made. It is especially clear that solutions must be created making it possible for ships to tank LNG, while loading and unloading passengers and goods. There is also a need for so-called LNG bunkering and feeder vessels, just as the regulations on LNG must be adjusted to small ships and terminals.
The project is supported by the EU.
Source: Danish Maritime Authority