Η εξέλιξη των πλοίων μεταφοράς υγροποιημένου φυσικού αερίου
KeywordsΦυσικό αέριο ; ΥΦΑ ; Δεξαμενόπλοια ΥΦΑ ; Εξέλιξη ; Natural gas ; LNG ; LNG tankers ; LNG carriers ; Evolution
The LNG market is a rapidly emerging one with many economic and environmental benefits. This paper deals with the parameter of LNG transport via LNG Chain, and especially with the chains most important link, the LNG Tankers. At first a small analysis of the global energy market is presented for all kind of fuels, for the importance of natural gas to be emerged. Then, the energy cargoes are presented and analyzed so the importance of the LNG ones can be highlighted. Finally, the characteristics of the LNG tankers, the fleet and the chartering market will be viewed. From all the above, it is easily concluded that the LNG ship development in every aspect, especially in the recent years, is huge and soon, due to the constant development of the natural gas market, they will be among the dominant cargo ships.