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Green Shipping – LNG as fuel for vessels


06 Nov 2013 09:00


The Norwegian Mission to the EURue Archimède 17 B-1000

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Event Description

«The EU’s Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system» has set a goal of at least 40 percent cut in carbon emissions from shipping in order to contribute to a 60 percent cut in total transport emissions by 2050.

The European Commission’s proposal for a directive on deployment of an infrastructure for alternative fuels seek to break the oil dependence of transport and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is done by accelerating the market uptake of alternative fuels and ships adapted to such use. International and EU rules also set limits to the sulfur content of marine fuels, whereas curbing NOX emissions continue to be a key environmental policy goal. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a very promising shipping fuel alternative that can become pivotal in reaching this goal.

Norway is a major supplier of natural gas to Europe, and has for over a decade developed an LNG-based infrastructure for short sea transport and has thus dealt with many of the challenges that arise when new technologies and alternative fuels are introduced. To examine the potential for and experience from the use of LNG for maritime transport in Europe, the Mission of Norway to the EU and the Norwegian Embassy in Brussels together with DNV GL invite you to the conference «Green Shipping – LNG as fuel for vessels» in Brussels on 6 November 2013.

Key note speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, Belgium, Norway, maritime and energy related industry, and other stakeholders, will address the subject. The objective is simple; to share and learn from experiences so far, and address the challenges of the future of LNG as fuel for vessels. To register, please visit the website :