Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second largest containerline , has made its position clear on LNG as a fuel.
Unlike its French rival CMA CGM, MSC believes there is not enough infrastructure around the world to support LNG fuelled ships at present.
MSC is the largest investor in exhaust scrubbers among all liners at present.
Speaking at a recent conference in Germany, Bud Darr, MSC Group’s executive vice president for maritime policy and government affairs, discussed how MSC has opted for a combination of compliant low-sulphur fuels and hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems to meet next year’s sulphur cap regulations.
“Currently, LNG is not a viable option for MSC due (sic) the limited LNG bunkering facilities available at ports,” MSC stated in its website.