Analys beträffande en framtida implementering av ett bunkringsfartyg till den planerade LNG-terminalen i Göteborgs Hamn
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This report is a detailed study on the possibility and the need for an implementation of a LNG bunker vessel connected to the prospective future LNG terminal in the Port of Gothenburg as part of efforts to increase the terminal's attractiveness and accessibility to its customers. The reports aim is to highlight what type of ownership structure that would be best suited for a future implementation of a LNG bunker vessel in the terminal operators point of view. The analysis were conducted in the form of a literature review combined with interviews with people linked to the current terminal construction, the Port of Gothenburg, and analysts of the LNG market. The interviews were conducted with representatives from these segments to give the reader a clearer and more comprehensive overview of the future need of a LNG bunker vessel and the development of the LNG market. Estimated costs have also been produced to more clearly demonstrate and justify the choice of ownership structure and to give a rough idea of what a project of this magnitude could cost the involved parties. There may be a need for an LNG bunkering vessels to the planned LNG terminal in the Port of Gothenburg if the development of vessels using LNG as its main power source increases at the same rate as in the current situation. The investment and operations of the prospective bunker vessel is associated with massive costs but an implementation could make the Port of Gothenburg a very attractive and strategically important hub for effective bunkering operations for ships that use LNG as main fuel source. To be able to secure an implementation as cost efficient and well organized as possible, a carefully selected ship-owner with deep knowledge of the subject and the implementation processes needs to cooperate with the terminal operator in such way that the ship-owner develops the vessel along with the terminal operators preferences and then time charter the LNG bunker vessel to the terminal operator.
Transportteknik och logistik , Transport , Transport Systems and Logistics , Transport