Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) July 8, 2019 – Operations to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for ships in Spanish ports in the first half of 2019 totalled 33,991 m³ of LNG, compared to just over 4,600 m³ of the total last year, according to data from Asociación del gas natural y renovable para la movilidad (Gasnam).
If in the second semester the figures will be similar, the total LNG supplied in 2019 would be more than 14 times higher than last year.
During the first six months of this year 2019, 70 supply operations have been carried out from tankers and a further 15 from supply vessels.
The number of vessels propelled by LNG in the world fleet, according to data from the alternative fuels platform (AFI) of DNV GL, currently amounts to 204 operations or on request. In addition, there are another 112 LNG Ready, prepared to adopt LNG as fuel without major modifications.
Ferries, container ships and cruises are the types of vessels that have the largest number of units operating or ordered with this alternative fuel.
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