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ENN faces fight to promote LNG bunkering in China

ENN will be able to offer LNG bunkering next year after it takes delivery of China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel, but uptake of the fuel in Chinese shipping is far from guaranteed ENN will be able to offer LNG bunkering next year after it takes delivery of China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel, but uptake of the fuel in Chinese shipping is far from guaranteed.
By Colin Shek 14 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34309
Artist's impression of ENN's LNG bunker vessel. (China Ship Design & Research)

China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel is expected to begin operations next year, kicking off coastal LNG bunkering in the country just as tougher global rules on sulphur emissions from ships come into play. But LNG will face stiff competition in China as existing bunker players are gearing up to provide other low-sulphur marine fuels.

The 8,500 cubic metre-capacity bunker vessel, which is being built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for Hong Kong-listed ENN Energy Holdings, will be the first ship of its kind constructed and owned...