Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is one of the upcoming fuels to be used for more sustainable shipping activities in the maritime sector. For a widespread adoption by end-users, a refuelling network requiring capital intensive investments, needs to be in place. From a macro perspective of suppliers of LNG, it makes sense to develop the infrastructure at strategic locations that capture as many vessels and ships as possible. The goal of this research is to develop a facility location model that can contribute to the location selection of LNG facilities in a new fuelling network. The new model will fit the maritime sector and specifically the LNG transition. Experiments, with data obtained from expert interviews, have been performed to study facility location decisions in the North Sea areas.
Progress in Material Handling Research: 2016
Schneider, Reinier C. and Vis, Iris F.A., "Maritime Location Decisions for Lng Bunkering Facilities" (2016). 14th IMHRC Proceedings (Karlsruhe, Germany – 2016). 27.