All-electric ships could threaten LNG as a marine fuel

Converting ships to all-electric propulsion may reduce the role LNG is expected to play in the maritime sector
By Silvia Favasuli 23 August 2017
Artist’s impression of the Future of the Fjords electric ferry. (The Fjords)

The use of LNG as a shipping fuel is expected to grow significantly over the next decade, but electric technology may provide stiff competition in the long run.

Norwegian ferry operator The Fjords is launching an all-electric ferry – named Future of the Fjords – in April 2018. 

Amsterdam has introduced legislation that requires the city’s canal cruise boats to be totally emission-free by 2025, meaning all vessels will be fully electric-powered by then. 

Ferries and passenger ships are well-suited for electrification as their power needs are...

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