Trends and preconditions for widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas in maritime transport

Authors

  • Olga Petrychenko
  • Maksym Levinskyi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32703/2617-9059-2024-43-2

Keywords:

LNG, marine fuel, emissions, environmental friendliness, sustainable development, engines

Abstract

The need for sustainable and environmentally friendly maritime transport and the introduction of International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations on ship emissions have led to the search for a new type of marine fuel. Today, liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel is an attractive, potential and technically feasible option for new ships that are being built to comply with air pollution regulations. The aim of the work was to analyze the prospects for the use of LNG as a marine fuel. The set task was achieved by studying the current state of LNG shipping, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of different types of fuels, and studying the dominant segments of LNG ships. The implementation of LNG on board ships is carried out along with the development of LNG-powered engines, their control and protection systems, fuel tanks, gas supply systems and infrastructure. The object of the study is the prospects for using LNG as an alternative type of fuel in shipping. The most important result is the conclusion that LNG has significant potential as an alternative to traditional types of fuel in shipping, but requires the development of appropriate infrastructure.

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2024-06-18

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Petrychenko, O., & Levinskyi, M. (2024). Trends and preconditions for widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas in maritime transport. Transport Systems and Technologies, (43), 21–36. https://doi.org/10.32703/2617-9059-2024-43-2

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