15 - 16 October, 2019 | Hotel Novotel Barcelona City, Barcelona, Spain
Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs at MSC Cruises
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Bud Darr


Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs
MSC Cruises

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Conference Day Two

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019


9:30 AM LNG Bunkering: The Regulatory Landscape

MSC Cruises’ Bud Darr will introduce the audience to the policy and regulatory landscape of LNG as a marine fuel across the world, giving special emphasis on the state of play in the Mediterranean region. With five LNG-powered cruise ships on order to come into service between from 2022 to 2027, and as the leading cruise line in the Med, MSC Cruises is very keen to see that appropriate LNG bunkering infrastructure is developed in the region. This session will focus on some of the forward-looking developments that must occur to ensure that this happens, enabling the adoption of LNG as a fuel by the wider maritime sector.

  • Understanding the policy and regulatory landscape of LNG as a marine fuel
  • How is the Med faring compared to other regions around the world? 
  • Challenges to be faced through operating LNG-powered cruise ships in the Med
  • Will the development of LNG bunkering infrastructure in the Med encourage the wide adoption of LNG fuel by the wider maritime sector?