A strategy for LNG powered transport corridors in the Baltic Sea Region

01/25/2017 - 11:00-01/25/2017 - 12:15


Josefin Madjidian
Laima Gerlitz
(University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design)
Vytautas Paulauskas
(NPPE Klaipeda Shipping Research Center)
Stefan Jankowski
(University of Szczecin)
Lawrnce Henesey
(Blekinge Tekniska Högskola)
Aykut Ölcer
(World Maritime University)
Dimitrios Dalaklis
(World Maritime University)
Fabio Ballini
(World Maritime University)
Momoko Kitada
(World Maritime University)


Josefin Madjidian

International and national policies and regulations call for faster transition to sustainable energy production and use. Within the shipping industry one way forward is the use of LNG. Despite being of fossil origin LNG is considered to be an important step towards cleaner shipping given the better properties of the exhausts. This paper will present a strategy for smoother and more efficient use of LNG as a fuel for transport in the Baltic Sea Region with the aim to enable blue transport corridors in the region. This will be done by investigating transport flows, LNG infrastructure developments, and by also including a wider value chain that incorporates all transport modalities as well as industries that today use natural gas. The strategy will further provide LNG stakeholders with a knowledge base on policies and regulation as well as on technological standards, and describe well-functioning solutions and business models already present in the transport sector.