A new service will connect LNG-using ship owners and charterers directly to gas bunker suppliers.
The service is part of the class society’s LNG business intelligence portal, LNGi. It enables ship owners to inform LNG suppliers about their potential interest in bunkering LNG in specific locations. Shipowners and charterers will be able to login and submit a request for LNG bunkering for free, specifying location, volume and from which date they would like to bunker LNG – then, this information will be made available to LNG suppliers.
The tool will also be useful for shipowners evaluating their fuel decision for newbuilds, allowing them to efficiently confirm or dismiss the feasibility of the LNG option, and connect with all potential suppliers.
Martin Wold, senior consultant environmental advisory, DNV GL – Maritime, said: “The LNG Fuel Finder helps parties come together by providing ship owners with the opportunity to show the supply industry their interest in LNG bunkering. It also helps to overcome the high entry barrier for new suppliers to the market.”
DNV GL has announced other upgrades to LNGi. New features include AIS tracking of LNG bunker vessels, additional data on LNG-fuelled ships and insights on the most frequently visited ports. A new lean version of LNGi will be made available free of charge.