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dividual vessels. RMI hopes to expand You aren’t changing the engine. Diesel nouncements about more orders for the tool to track entire ? eets. engines can run on LNG. You have LNG vessels, which can be as much to change the fuel system and might 25% more expensive than conventional.
But that expansion needs funding, and have to change out a lot of machinery. But each approach has its own issues. preferably support from the shipping It’s certainly less expensive than buy- industry, which Harvey notes, is one of ing new engines,” says Ashcroft. A lot Just because companies claim to be the least transparent sectors out there. of new construction is dual-fuel, LNG slow steaming, doesn’t mean they “We will happily update it if they shared ready. Every day brings more an- are. “While talked about a lot, there data, but no one has done that.”
Some companies are taking a leading position, like shipper
Cargill and freighter Maersk,
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