MARAD Releases Study on LNG Bunkering Options

The U.S. Maritime Administration has released a study prepared by Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc., which examines LNG bunkering and related infrastructure, safety, regulatory, and training needs.  According to the press release, bunkering “is the transfer of LNG from a supply station to a receiving vessel for the sole purpose of use as propulsion fuel.”  The study examines four bunkering options (truck-to-ship transfer, shore facility-to-ship transfer, ship-to-ship transfer, and transfer of portable tanks) and “makes recommendations to regulators, port operators, vessel operators and LNG infrastructure owners on ways to address the challenges associated with widespread use of LNG as a marine propulsion fuel.”  The study is available here.

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