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Sustainable Energy Supply & Innovative Solutions for Emission Reduction Green Bunkering of Cruise Vessels with Sustainable Fuel Options

Background

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) has a list of land- and seascapes as well as cultural landmarks, which are under pressure from the increasing maritime activities in these regions. The growing cruise ship traffic, which in many cases will come very close to these fragile locations increases this pressure. International regulation have acknowledged this pressure and have decided to introduce SECA areas where e.g. heavy fuel oil use is prohibited. These areas will expand to cover the entire BSR. Hence, ships must be adapted to meet these requirements. Different solutions are possible, and LNG is one of these solutions.

A shift to LNG may lead to an increased demand for bunker facilities in the ports. While at the sea side mainly private operators (shipping lines) and international bodies (e. g. IMO) are the main actors, on landside national port administrations and operators must plan and implement, which means to build up an efficient and sustainable cruise port infrastructure and superstructure (e.g. terminals) to facilitate access to LNG.


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Sustainable Energy Supply & Innovative Solutions for Emission Reduction Green Bunkering of Cruise Vessels with Sustainable Fuel Options

April 17th, 2018