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IMO emissions strategy to boost LNG as marine fuel

The International Maritime Organization is expected to adopt stricter GHG targets in April that could increase the uptake of LNG in shipping The International Maritime Organization is expected to adopt stricter GHG targets in April that could increase the uptake of LNG in shipping.
By Annemarie Botzki 1 November 2017 World / LNG 0 28197
The Bergensfjord LNG-powered ferry. (LMG Marin)

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a step closer to setting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for global shipping, a move that is expected to boost the use of LNG as a maritime fuel. 

The IMO held the second round of negotiations on a climate agreement for shipping in London between 23-27 October. The talks did not yield a concrete goal on reducing emissions, but the IMO expects an agreement next year.

“This was a working group meeting, so we were not anticipating any decisions from this...

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