More than 35 large LNG bunker vessels (LNGBVs) will be needed by 2030 to be able to supply the existing and incoming dual-fuelled global fleet.

Speaking at IQPC’s 10th LNG Bunkering & Future Fuel Global Summit 2023, TotalEnergies LNG bunkering general manager Dahlia Rifai said there is overcapacity in the LNGBV sector as of today.

But Rifai said a shortage becomes evident from 2026 if no additional LNGBVs are ordered.