rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

France to Boost LNG Usage in Shipping

Édouard Philippe. Photo: Gouvernement

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

France will modify regulations on the natural gas to allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering to take place at ports, Reuters reported quoting Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

He said the country will consider changing fiscal rules on amortising investments in new ships or engine technology.
"We have to use this (energy) transition to differentiate ourselves on the market - in transport and in port services," he said. "We want French ports to be equipped (...) with LNG installations and also the capacity to electrically charge ships."
The report said that LNG has been promoted as an alternative to fuel oil for a shipping sector facing tougher emissions standards from 2020, and French-based container shipping giant CMA CGM said this month it would be the first to use LNG to power giant container ships.
CMA CGM has pointed to the supply chain as a key challenge for LNG fuel and said it was in discussions with partners including ports on how to adapt infrastructure.
LNG is a relatively minor ship fuel, but with companies facing high costs to adapt traditional bunker fuel to upcoming emissions standards, it has attracted more attention.

Nov 21, 2017

 

Energy

Chevron, ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Image: Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) announced three new member companies that together

Goliat Oilfield Shut for Maintenance

(Photo: Eni)

Oil production at Eni's Arctic Goliat field off the coast of Norway was shut on Monday for planned

Iran Floats Surplus Oil as Demand Falls Ahead of US Sanctions

© Kees Smits / MarineTraffic.com

Two tankers carrying Iranian condensate, a type of ultra-light oil, have been floating off the

Environmental

Chevron, ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) announced three new member companies that together represent 5% of global oil and gas production as it welcomed Chevron Corporation

WE Tech Equips World’s First Dual-fuel Handysize Bulker

The first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carrier in the world, M/V Haaga, features a range of energy efficiency solutions on board (Photo: ESL Shipping)

The world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fueled handysize bulk carrier, M/V Haaga

C-Job Researching Ammonia as Marine Fuel

(Image: C-Job Naval Architects)

C-Job Naval Architects based in the Netherlands announced it has joined the Ammonia Energy

Maritime Apps