On a global scale there are many changes in the LNG market; a growth of investments in LNG by oil companies and an increasing demand for sustainable innovations. As a LNG pioneer in the field of short-sea and inland vessels, the Dutch shipbuilder VEKA has been following these developments closely and sees an acceleration the last few years.

With the development of the ‘Pioneer Knutsen’ in 2004, VEKA was ahead of times. In the next few years we will strengthen our position as builder of inland and short-sea vessels that sail on LNG and transport LNG. At this moment ship owners are being confronted with increasing legislations which make more sustainable investing inevitable in the seagoing and inland vessel market. Because of this the VEKA Group chooses LNG as ‘fuel for the future’ and the most efficient solution for maritime propulsion.