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Maritime Logistics Professional

November 20, 2018

Port of Marseille Fos Focus on Emission Cut

Image:  Port of Marseille Fos

Image: Port of Marseille Fos

The port of Marseille Fos has set up a working group bringing together actors from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector to reflect on the development of LNG as a marine fuel with a view to reducing the impact of ships in the port of Marseille Fos.

At the end of 2017, the Port of Marseille Fos set up a working group that brought together players from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector to reflect on developing LNG as a marine fuel with a view to reducing the impact of ships in the Port of Marseille Fos.

The working group’s task was to study and ensure the relevance of the logistics options for LNG bunkering in the Port of Marseille Fos.

Economically very competitive, LNG eliminates almost all sulphur (SOx) and particulate emissions, reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 80% and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 25% compared to current maritime fuels. LNG therefore offers an immediate alternative for the marine industry and responds to current environmental challenges.

Between March and July 2018, the LNG working group developed a master plan with details of the schedule for the investment that would be required and the possible operational methods.

It brought together ship-owners that had expressed an interest in LNG from Marseille Fos, the managers of the two LNG terminals based in Fos (Elengy and Fosmax LNG), an LNG supplier (Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions) and the LNG marine and fluvial platform.

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