A Sea Change

This article describes how there is a bright future for gas-fueled shipping. Gas as a marine fuel is poised to receive a significant proportion of the increasing number of marine fuels that are currently becoming more available to the ship operator. The days where one fuel fits all is gone. The article shows how it is clearly no longer acceptable for the global maritime fleet to be the convenient end user of what is left at the bottom of a barrel of oil. This is neither sustainable nor acceptable in a world with ever-growing environmental concerns. Although ships themselves are becoming more efficient, an overnight switch to alternative fuels is not going to be easy. However, the rate of progress is improving. The switch to gas and other alternative fuels will not suit every application but if the switch occurs correctly it will reduce CO₂ emissions.

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  • Accession Number: 01609389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2016 9:32AM