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DNV GL launches new tool

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DNV GL has announced that it will launch its LNG Fuel Finder just in time for Nor-Shipping.

The LNG Fuel Finder is a new tool on the company’s LNG business intelligence portal, LNGi. It will enable both shipowners and charterers to register their interest in using LNG as a ship fuel free of charge, connecting them directly with LNG suppliers. In addition to this, DNV GL has introduced the option of signing up to a new lean version, where interested parties can access some of LNGi’s services and data for free.

Martin Wold, Senior Consultant Environmental Advisory at DNV GL – Maritime, said: “The LNG Fuel Finder helps these two parties come together, by providing shipowners with the opportunity to show the supply industry their interest in LNG bunkering. It also helps to overcome the high entry barrier for new suppliers to the market.”

Using the tool, shipowners are able to quickly and easily inform LNG suppliers about their potential interest in bunkering LNG in specific locations. Both shipowners and charterers will be able to login and submit a request for LNG bunkering for free, specifying location, volume and from which date they would like to bunker LNG. Then, this information will be available to LNG suppliers. DNV GL claims that the tool should be useful for shipowners that are evaluating their fuel decision for newbuilds, who would like to check the feasibility of the LNG option and connect with all possible suppliers.

Wold added: “In the future, we plan to incorporate additional market intelligence features in the tool.” As well as the launch of the LNG Fuel Finder, there are also additional optimisations to LNGi. Other new features include AIS tracking of LNG bunker vessels, additional data on LNG-fuelled ships, insights on the most frequently visited ports, as well as the new lean version of LNGi, which is free of charge. DNV GL claims that the complete and comprehensive insights to LNG fuel developments remains available only to paying members of LNGi.

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