Title
The role of port authorities in the development of LNG bunkering facilities in North European ports The role of port authorities in the development of LNG bunkering facilities in North European ports
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute for Transport en Maritime Management (ITMMA)
Publication type
article
Publication
Malmö ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
WMU journal of maritime affairs / World Maritime University [Malmö] - Malmö, 2002, currens
Volume/pages
(2015) , p. 1-32
ISSN
1651-436X
1654-1642
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) serves as an attractive fuel for ships to meet the upcoming stringent environmental regulations enacted by IMO, particularly at the level of emission control areas (ECA). The use of LNG promises a good environmental performance and a foreseeable economic via- bility. However, a general absence of bunkering infrastructure in seaports is a significant barrier currently preventing the breakthrough of the use of LNG as a ship fuel. Against this backdrop, we observe that public port authorities are playing a proactive role in facilitating the use of LNG as a marine fuel. The purpose of this paper was to analyze the role of port authorities in the development of LNG bunkering facilities and to investigate why and how port authorities promote this new applicat ion. A multiple-case study approach is adopted to examine the performance of eight North European port authorities in their LNG bunkering projects. The paper provides a deeper understanding of the current port practices in developi ng LNG bunkering facilities in North Europe and identifies the important role of the evolving port function beyond the tradition model in promoting innovations. The paper also proposes a set of port implementation policies on the facilitation and promotion of the use of LNG as a ship fuel. Keywords Port authorities . LNG . Bunkering facilities . Multiple-case study . North Europe
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/2192c9/b56c28f1c88.pdf
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