LNG infrastructure is growing rapidly. It can be bunkered at most key ports today, including major marine fuel bunkering hubs.
The bunkering infrastructure to support LNG as a marine fuel continues to grow. It can now be delivered to vessels in some 96 ports, including most of the main bunkering ports, with a further 55 ports in the process of facilitating LNG bunkering investments and operations.
There has been a dramatic scaling up of ship-to-ship bunkering. In early 2019 there were just six LNG bunkering vessels around the world. As of January 2020, there are 12 in operation with a further 27 on order and / or undergoing commissioning, the majority due to come into service within the next two years.
The latest global information on LNG bunkering ports and bunker vessels can be found on SEA-LNG’s Bunker Navigator.
LNG bunkering infrastructure can be used to supply zero-carbon fuels in the form of liquefied biomethane (LBM) or liquefied synthetic methane (LSM), with little or no modification, so enabling the transition to a decarbonised shipping industry.