The Maritime LNG platform focusses on the provision of clean fuel in the ports. In the medium term, of course, this also includes a sustainable hinterland traffic. We therefore advocate the establishment of an infrastructure with LNG filling stations for land transport, “says Werner Gliem, managing director of the Hamburg Logistics Initiative.
These specific objectives have been set:
• to convert or put into operations 50 additional with LNG in German ports over the next five years.
• 250 calls of ships per year, serviced on the water side with LNG land power within the next three years
• the implementation of at least five ports in Germany, securing the provision of LNG in five years. f Häfen in Deutschland, die in fünf Jahren die Versorgung mit LNG sicherstellen
• reduction of SOx, NOx, CO2 emissions and particulate matter
Prof. Freerk Meyer, professor of mechanical engineering, marine propulsion, ship operating systems in the department of shiping at the university of Emden Leer, explained the advantages of LNG and explained the benefits of LNG and emphasised the safety of this clean fuel: “In our cities, we have become used to the fact that the majority of household is serviced by the gas grid and thus significantly contribute to cleaner cities.
As cooled, liquefied natural gas, LNG is safe and reliable in its application. LNG has the potential to significantly improve the quality of air in ports, at sea, and in coastal regions.”