Shell LNG: a journey towards decarbonisation
At Shell we want to support our Shipping Sector customers to realise their decarbonisation ambitions.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a target to reduce the total emissions from shipping by, at least, 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels, and carbon intensity by at least 40% by 2030, and 70% by 2050. Our own target is net zero by 2050, in step with society, this includes both emissions from our own operations (defined as scope 1&2) and emissions from the products we sell to customers (Scope 3).
There is a need to start decarbonising now, and using liquefied natural gas (LNG) offers a way to start cutting carbon emissions.
LNG offers many benefits:
- LNG is available as a fuel in the shipping sector and existing infrastructure allows meaningful volumes to be made available today.
- LNG can significantly reduce pollution from nitrogen oxides and particulate matter compared with conventional marine fuels, while cutting emissions of sulphur oxides by more than 90%, helping to meet regulatory requirements.
- LNG can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 23%* compared with traditional marine fuels, depending on the engine used.
- LNG has the potential to be decarbonised further using “drop in” bio, and in the future synthetic, sources of methane.
*For the Greenhouse gas savings by using LNG for marine, the data source is 2nd Life Cycle GHG Emission Study on the Use of LNG as Marine Fuel - Sphera (2021),
which concludes that the use of LNG as marine fuel in current marine engines shows GHG reduction of up to 23 % for a high-pressure, 2-stroke slow speed diesel
dual fuel engine compared with operating on very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in deep-sea shipping over the entire life cycle from well-to-wake (WtW).
We offer bunkering in key maritime hubs around the world and operate one of the largest bunkering fleets.
We are supporting customers across all vessel segments.
Meet our Team:
Contact us for more support in developing your business case for LNG-powered vessels.
GM Global DLNG
Global Head Business Development - Containers
Team Lead Business Development Tankers & Bulkers
Team Lead Specialised Segments (Cruise, PCC, Ferry, Ro-Ro)
Hwee Lan Khoo
Global Network Development & Strategy Manager