Using LNG as a fuel in ocean-going vessels will not be enough for operators, in order to comply with the emissions regulations that are coming into force. Shipping industry needs to find other ways of reducing emissions, JBC Energy said.
Desgagnés christened and launched the M/T Mia Desgagnés, the world's first polar-class dual-fuel oil/chemical tanker. The ship will be able to operate on three different types of fuel, including LNG, reducing GHG emissions.
The Japanese shipping industry will seek alternatives to the fossil fuels used currently to meet the International Maritime Organization’s newly set target to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to industry and government officials.
Switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel ocean-going vessels may not be enough for shippers to comply with long-term emissions regulations and they will have to find additional ways of reducing emissions, JBC Energy said on Tuesday.
Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said it is investigating a collision between two tankers in Singapore waters on Tuesday that led to a leak of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from one of the ships.