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New website presents LNG as eco-friendly shipping fuel

LNG is a clean and cost competitive fuel allowing the maritime industry to meet the upcoming International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations.

LNG as a shipping fuel can help significantly to reduce the environmental impacts of maritime transport, most likely without increasing costs. With this fuel, Nitrogen oxide and Sulphur oxide and particulate emissions can be reduced by 85-100 per cent in comparison with heavy fuel oil. Use of LNG fuel results in 20 per cent lower GHG emissions.

HPA supports the introduction of LNG

Thus, reasons enough for the Hamburg Port Authority to join the “LNG Fuelled Vessels Working Group“ and to promote the implementation of LNG. The work group of the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) is acting under the auspices of the independent, non-profit International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH).

Central LNG platform

The website is an initiative of the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) LNG Fuelled Vessels Working Group under the auspices of the independent, non-profit International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH). At, the website provides a detailed overview of the use of LNG as ship fuel and illustrates the technical requirements for ships, bunkering infrastructure, vessels under development, and the business case. The website was developed for interested parties including port authorities, fuel suppliers and shipping companies that are considering LNG as fuel for ships.

Safe storage and bunkering of LNG

In addition, IAPH’s WPCI LNG working group developed harmonised LNG bunker checklists for known LNG bunkering scenarios: ship-to-ship, shore-to-ship and truck-to-ship. These checklists reflect the extra requirements of ports with regard to LNG bunkering operations in or near their port environment. By using bunkering checklists, a high level of quality and responsibility of the LNG bunker operators can be ensured. him

On the Hamburg Port Authority

Single stop port development: Since 2005, the Hamburg Port Authority has been responsible for port management, a role that was previously fulfilled by a number of Hamburg authorities. Its path to growth and development based on safe, efficient and economic processes, HPA ensures that Hamburg’s reputation as “Gateway to the World” will be justified far into the future.

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