RINA to help decarbonise shipping with new LNG contract


Maritime shipping company RINA is set to push for decarbonisation within the shipping industry after it was awarded a framework contract by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

The contract aims to support initiatives that promote the availability of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the medium term. It will also involve the small-scale use of bunkering and depots to expand the use of LNG through the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas.

RINA intends to provide a selection of different services to match each individual project. For example, the Mediterranean experiences a high volume of tourists each year; ferries, cruise ships and other tourist activities all contribute to the region’s carbon footprint. RINA will assess the impact of these areas and provide LNG related services where needed.

Speaking about the contract, Angelo Lo Nigro, Energy Engineering Solutions Senior Director, RINA, said, “LNG is an important fuel on our way to decarbonisation.”

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