The development of LPG bunkering is finally gaining pace with more shipowners opting for the alternative fuel to meet the IMO 2020 rules and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Compared with LNG, LPG as marine fuel has been getting less traction when it comes to discussion about low-carbon shipping. And from a viewpoint of investment returns, LPG seems to underperform scrubbers as an IMO 2020 solution.

But several big names are willing to bet on LPG, albeit on a limited scale.