Title
The maritime shipment of LNG to Europe : dynamics in markets, ships and terminal projectsThe maritime shipment of LNG to Europe : dynamics in markets, ships and terminal projects
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute for Transport en Maritime Management (ITMMA)
Research group
ITMMA
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
International journal of ocean systems management
Volume/pages
1(2012):3/4, p. 339-357
ISSN
1752-6590
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Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to explore how the maritime shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe has developed over the last decade, given the growing usage of natural gas and increasing seaborne trade volume of LNG over the world. This paper presents the current situation of the LNG trade flows in Europe and also investigates the dynamics of the LNG shipping market, fleet development and import terminal projects in Europe, which are all indispensable to transport LNG to the European market. It is found that Europe increases LNG imports largely in recent years in order to secure its gas supply for seasonal fluctuations. Responding to such rising import volume, many new facilities are being built and planned in the region, including the ordering of new ships and the construction of new regasification terminals.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/dd4a70/f382c1f92e7.pdf
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