Giant LNG powered container ships carrying 20,000 containers are here and the prospect of more signals an unleashing of the power of the shale revolution.
There’s big stuff happening on the seas. One of our readers just sent me a wonderful story in gCaptain about some giant LNG powered container ships that are now hitting the seas, with more expected. He says “it will be very interesting to see how LNG systems are set up to provide refueling services, and where those services will be located. As the LNG refueling infrastructure grows, there will be incentives for more LNG-powered ships due to the recent change in regulations about emissions from ship propulsion.”
The implications are clear; there will be far fewer CO2 emissions involved in shipping each container and we’ll see the gradual introduction of a LNG fueling infrastructure that will make LNG the standard fuel used on the seas.