A new study, commissioned by an independent non-governmental organization (NGO), The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) released its report announcing that when using liquid natural gas (LNG) leads to a 21% reducing in green house gas emissions.
This reduction was found when comparing LNG as a marine fuel against traditional current oil-based marine fuels over the entire life cycle from well-to-wake.
Additionally, when using LNG, other pollutants like sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and other particulate matter are close to zero.
As new generations of ships come to market, more and more cruise lines are electing to use LNG for their ship fuel systems, a nod to both cost and green house gas reductions. Additionally, most ports have a ready supply of LNG already present allowing for rapid adoption.
Carnival, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, MSC Cruises, Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are those who have ships currently on order and/or under construction and committed to using LNG.