BPO Talks Shore Power and LNG Bunkering at Green InfraPort Seminar

Tuesday March 14, 2017

Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) says the final seminar on the BPO-led Green InfraPort project, which was held on March 7, included discussions on shore power and small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure bunkering development.

Poul Woodall, Director for Environment & Sustainability at DFDS, presenting at the seminar, discussed shore power from the operator's perspective, highlighting reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG), NOx, and particle emissions as a benefit of shore power.

However, Woodall did note that shore power is not a one-size-fits-all solution, with some problems requiring tailored approaches.

Andrius Sutnikas of Klaipeda Science and Technology Park highlighted the promotion and usage of LNG as an alternative fuel for ships as a focus of the Green InfraPort project.

Specifically, Sutnikas pointed to the joint venture between Bomin Linde LNG and Klaipėdos Nafta for the operation of an LNG bunkering vessel, planned supply of a truck loading station in Klaipėda, and satellite LNG terminals in the Baltic Sea

Last week, BPO said a recent Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) meeting saw participants agree to a work plan for the maritime sub-group on green ship technology and alternative fuels.