Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA-LNG

Mar 12, 12:00 PM
Marine LNG has its strong proponents, with major shipping companies continuing to add their names to the dual-fuelled vessel global order book and energy suppliers joining the dots in building a robust bunkering infrastructure. LNG also has its critics who question its longevity as a marine fuel as shipping embarks on its very challenging path to decarbonisation. LNG is a transitional fuel, according to its naysayers, and shipping should be moving straight ahead to future fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen.

In today’s podcast, our guest Peter Keller, Chair of the Board of Directors of pro-LNG industry coalition SEA-LNG, presents a firm case for LNG’s place within the future marine fuel mix.

A former Executive Vice President of TOTE Maritime, Peter Keller’s brief at TOTE included leading the conversion of the company’s fleet to LNG fuel including fuel acquisition and supply chain activities. He oversaw the introduction of the first LNG-powered vessels in US waters, the 2016-built, 33,127 DWT Perla del Caribe and 2015-built, 33,106 DWT Isla Bella.

SEA-LNG is a not-for-profit collaborative industry foundation, bringing together key players from across the supply chain, including shipping companies, classification societies, ports, major LNG suppliers, downstream companies, infrastructure providers and original equipment manufacturers.

The coalition promotes the use of LNG as the only currently viable marine fuel that can cut GHG emissions at the point of combustion and, with modern technology, on a well-to-wake basis.