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Sailing Green

Compared to HFO, LNG reduces emissions of sulphur by >99%, NOx by 80%, carbon dioxide by 20% and eliminates particulates in ship exhausts. In January 2021 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) implemented its Global Sulphur Cap reducing allowable emissions from 3.5% to 0.5%. LNG can be used for many vessels including ferries, barges, cruisers and tugs.

Fuel Gas Supply Systems (FGSS)

Chart onboard LNG fuel gas supply systems comprise all elements for storage and delivery of natural gas to the ships engines:

  • Vacuum insulated tanks
  • Coldbox incorporating evaporation module, plumbing and instrumentation
  • Water glycol circuit
  • Vacuum insulated pipe for bunkering and vapor return lines
  • Gas delivery lines
  • Safety system with alarms

worlds cleanest and fastest ferry

Chart has provided LNG fueling systems for a variety of marine vessels including ships operating on China's inland waterways and high seas through to the world's fastest and cleanest high speed ferry.

Full service scope including delivery and commissioning according to applicable codes (DNV, LRS, BV, ABS, USCG).

Solutions for coastal, inland water boats and ships.

Systems can be incorporated into newly built and/or converted LNG fueled vessels.

LNG fueled ship

River traffic can be intensive, moving goods and passengers on our main fluvial arteries. The associated emissions are a source of not only high local particulate emissions, but also of atmosphere warming CO2. Chart’s small scale LNG FGSS and upcoming liquid hydrogen FGSS allow existing vessels, as well as new builds, to be adapted to run safely and cleaner.

LNG marine fuel gas supply system

Chart's Changzhou, China facility engineered and built the LNG fuel tanks on Donsotank's Prospero vessel, which was named tanker of the Year 2021 for its environmental credentials.

LNG fuelled ship with Chart fuel tanks


Hydrogen has been identified as a potential marine propulsion fuel and Chart is already working with multiple stakeholders solving the challenges of onboard storage and developing the bunkering network.

Clean Port Power

Chart has provided a number of systems that enable LNG to be used in ports for power instead of diesel, including Hummel, a power barge that provides natural gas energy to cruise ships during layovers in Hamburg.

Chart Versatility 1

The small-scale LNG to Power terminal in Gibraltar is resupplied by sea and has been given approval to add a loading facility so it can indirectly refuel local sea going vessels by truck.

Chart Versatility 2

The small-scale import terminal in Lithuania incorporates bunkering and is a complete LNG import, distribution and fueling hub for the Baltic region.


Howden Air Lubrication System

The Howden air lubrication system reduces fuel consumption by up to 10%, is deployed in vessels of all types and suitable for both new builds and retro-fits. 

Bunkering Stations

Coastal receiving, storage and distribution terminals with jetty fueling module

  • Storage capacity vessels up to 10000m³
  • Custom design according to customer specification
  • Solutions for coastal and inland water corridors
  • Designed according to climatic conditions and geographic location

LNG bunkering terminal

Chart complete shore to ship bunkering terminals include cryogenic storage tanks, vacuum insulated piping, vaporization and loading arms.

LNG bunkering terminal

Cryogenic storage tanks are shop built and other components typically supplied as modules, often skid mounted. This reduces construction time at site and allows future capacity expansions to be incorporated into the initial plant design.

Chart cryogenic tanks provide high thermal performance with extended hold times to deliver significantly lower lifecycle costs versus standard tanks.

Chart vacuum insulated pipe decreases heat leakage by 90% and offers a functional life 10x longer than mechanically insulated pipe.

LNG bunkering terminal

Chart can always be relied upon for innovation to deliver the optimum solution. For example, this bunkering terminal in Norway fuels a fleet of feeder vessels serving offshore fish farms. An integral evaporation plant vaporizes LNG to provide natural gas for the boilers at the adjacent fish feed production factory.


Technical Library

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LNG Statement of Qualification

Chart provides LNG solutions across the value chain - liquefaction, distribution and storage - delivering clean burning natural gas for energy and transportation.

Marine Decarbonization

Chart is pioneering the decarbonization of the marine industry through LNG and hydrogen.

LNG Bunkering Terminal

Case Study – Dual purpose LNG bunkering and boiler feed project located in Norway.

LNG Bunkering Terminal located in Port Jacksonville, Florida

Case Study – read about Chart’s Engineered System approach to be part of the solution to bring LNG vessel bunkering infrastructure to the east coast of Florida.

LNG Marine Fueling - Fleet of river barges

Chart LNG systems fuel a fleet of barges operating on China's Yangtze river.

LNG Marine On-Board FGSS for Chemical Tanker CS33

Case Study – Chart Cryogenic Engineering Systems’ Fuel Gas Supply System project for new build vessel (Changzhou, China).

LNG Multi purpose receiving terminal at Port Klaipeda

Case Study – Small Scale LNG project included system approach to offload LNG from small-scale carriers, storing LNG, and truck loading.

LNG to Power - Power barge supplying green energy to ships in Hamburg's port

Case Study - The Power Barge ‘Hummel’ provides electrical power to cruise ships at berth while its main and auxiliary engines are turned off. Using environmentally friendly LNG .

River Barges fueled with LNG

Case Study – LNG fueling vessels on Yangtze River, China. Engineered and built LNG fueling systems to supply gas to Weichai 155 kW engines.

Vacuum Insulated Pipe in LNG service

Case Study on Large Bore VIP used at Port Tacoma bunkering facility. Engineered for zero venting with full secondary containment.

LNG Solutions in Action

Collection of case studies from LNG projects completed by Chart. Includes all aspects across the value chain - liquefaction, distribution, storage and end-use, including LNG to power, vehicle, marine and rail fueling.

Connect With Chart

With engineering and manufacturing in Europe, US and China for our marine systems Chart has the world covered. To learn more click the contact us button, fill out a short form and one of our specialists will get back to you.

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