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China takes new policy steps to advance LNG bunkering

The government is enacting policies to encourage local shipowners to use LNG and boost development of the necessary bunkering infrastructure The government is enacting policies to encourage local shipowners to use LNG and boost development of the necessary bunkering infrastructure.
By Tang Tian 5 September 2018 0 32422
An LNG bunkering barge in China. (ENN)

Recent local and central government policies will pave the way for the increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel in China in advance of the arrival of new international rules designed to curb air pollution from shipping.

The Yangtze River Delta in eastern China, home to some of the world’s busiest ports, is introducing its emissions control area (ECA) three months earlier than planned – a move that could accelerate the region’s use of LNG in shipping.

From 1 October, vessels in the...