Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has launched a new research report titled The Flexibility Factor: Energy Transfer Insights, which reveals the latest trends in LNG fuelling.

Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, said: “In recent years, ports have gradually responded to increases in demands for LNG bunkering facilities. Now, with initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint in the marine supply chain triggering huge growth in the LNG industry, the sector has entered a mature-market phase. Trade no longer centres solely on long-term contracts accompanied by a level of predictability, but instead has broadened out to include spot contracts.

“This shift in market dynamics – combined with unprecedented levels of ship and bunker vessel building – brings a need for operational flexibility. However, LNG operators must also be able to adapt to a variety of business models and operations – safely, effectively, and reliably across multiple jurisdictions. Our new research report reveals how to do this while responding to existing and emerging opportunities in the LNG value chain. It is crucial that operators have LNG solutions that provide operational flexibility, compatibility, and reliability in today’s changing world.”

The marine and infrastructure operation of the Trelleborg Industrial Solutions business area is a provider of engineered polymer solutions to the marine, infrastructure and renewable energy industries. It manufactures and installs bespoke fender systems, docking and mooring equipment, oil and gas transfer technology and vessel efficiency technology for marine environments all over the world. Its polymer engineering expertise also extends to its range of general marine products, including navigation aids and buoys.

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24th November 2021