LNG fueled ships in 2018
DNV GL published an update of the current status of LNG fueled ships. Actually 121 vessels are in operation and some 132 in order. Half of them operate in Norway, 20% in the EU. Hence, it is primarily the EU regulations which forced the change to alternative fuels. Looking at the orders, there will be a considerable change due to the sulfure cap in the fuel at 0.5% (today 3.5%) introduced by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The dominant applications are car and passenger ferries.