Dorian eyes the use of LPG as marine fuel

LPG shipping specialist Dorian LPG is collaborating with class society ABS to evaluate the use of LPG as a marine fuel.

ABS will provide an in-depth engineering and economic analysis to assess the costs and benefits of using LPG for Dorian LPG’s fleet of very large gas carriers to meet the new global emissions standards.

Dorian LPG has already made certain enhancements to its VLGC design in its newbuilding programme to allow it to have the option to use LPG as a marine fuel in the future.

“We believe that the relevant technologies are sufficiently advanced to allow a meaningful analysis of this environmentally friendly and cost effective fuel.  If the study proves the commercial viability of LPG for marine fuel use, the company will be at the forefront of this innovation.  Our customers and shareholders will be well positioned to reap the long-term benefits,” said John Hadjipateras, chairman and CEO of Dorian LPG.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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