Vancouver Port Authority joins coalition working for widespread adoption of LNG as marine fuel

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, and the fourth port member to join the coalition, alongside Port of Rotterdam, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), and most recently the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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“Together, the ports remain committed to supporting the coalition’s vision of a competitive global LNG value chain for cleaner maritime shipping,” according to SEA/LNG.

The coalition advocates for collaboration, demonstration, and communication on key areas such as regulation, emissions, infrastructure, and the economic case, “to provide the confidence and demand required for an effective and efficient global LNG value chain by 2020 and beyond.”

“To date, LNG presents the most promising path to decarbonization as all other alternative fuels are too embryonic for deep-sea shipping. LNG emits zero sulphur oxides (SOx) and virtually zero particulate matter (PM), and compared to existing heavy marine fuel oils, LNG emits 90 per cent less nitrogen oxides (NOx),” the group stated.

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