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Trump's LNG push is helping power German green cruise liner boom

Trump's LNG push is benefiting shipyards in Germany, home to the world's largest merchant navy fleet, which are tapping a booming cruise industry

Trump's LNG push is helping power German green cruise liner boom

President Donald Trump’s bid to dump a glut of liquefied natural gas on Europe is getting an unlikely boost: stringent regulations on shipping emissions that are prompting the continent’s shipyards to hunt for alternatives to high-polluting diesel. The International Maritime Organization will clamp down next year on sulfur and carbon emissions from diesel-powered ships. That’s sparked a hunt for less-polluting fuels, with the global glut in LNG luring European cruise and non-cargo lines to turn to the fuel. And it’s benefiting shipyards in Germany, home to the ...