Over the weekend, at the 2017 International Propeller Club’s Annual Convention, Port Canaveral’s CEO, Joh Murray revealed the port expects to have one or more liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled cruise ships homeporting by 2021 or 2022.
According to Dave Berman’s article on FloridaToday.com, Murray would not reveal any details other than there are ships currently under construction and in development to be fueled by LNG. Murray did say that there is a great likelihood that one or more of these new LNG fueled vessels will be based at Port Canaveral.
As you can see in the list above, there are a number of LNG fueled cruise ships launching in 2021 and 2022 that could be based out of Port Canaveral, but the dates mentioned are intriguing as Disney Cruise Line will be launching two of their three recently announce new builds around that time with Ship 5 in 2021 and Ship 6 in 2022.
The article goes on to mentions Port Canaveral’s plans to utilize waterside barges for to refuel ships and expects to have a private firm to develop a LNG storage facility that could be utilized by the space industry.