Coalition formed to promote LNG as a marine fuel

More than ten marine industry players have formed a coalition to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

The coalition, known as SEA/LNG, aims to, “help break down the barriers hindering the global development of LNG in marine applications, thereby improving the environmental performance of the shipping industry.”

The partners in the SEA/LNG coalition include Carnival Corporation, DNV-GL, ENGIE, ENN Group, GE Marine, GTT, Lloyds Register, Mitsubishi, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell Downstream and Tote.

Each member organisation will commit human resources, data analysis, and knowledge sharing to support the coalition’s activities.

The coalition will focus on supporting the development of LNG bunkering in major ports, educating stakeholders as to the risks and opportunities of LNG fuel, and developing globally consistent regulations for cleaner shipping fuels.