MAGALOG: Pioneers in LNG as a fuel

MAGALOG heralds a tremendous development in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. In 2007/2008 LNG was virtually unknown as a ship and truck fuel and for small scale applications.

Now, in 2013, there is almost no shipping and no port Company which does not regard LNG a viable solution to overcome drastically stricter IMO SECA regulations for the Baltic Sea and the North Sea as from 2015.


MAGALOG was the starting point of several large scale projects to follow like "Clean Baltic Sea Shipping", Clean North Sea Shipping", "Northern European LNG" and many more on national an international level.

The MAGALOG expert group

Experts from the MAGALOG project continued work and now provide strategic and technical advice to

  • shipping and port companies
  • LNG suppliers
  • energy companies
  • public energy companies
  • transport companies
  • shipyards
  • technical suppliers
  • and others.

The MAGALOG expert group provides consulting services in the following fields:

  • logistics studies in the fields of LNG, natural gas and shoreside power
  • LNG and gas supply management
  • LNG port feasibility studies
  • LNG nautical safety studies
  • LNG market research
  • carbon management
  • sustainability services
  • supply chain green house gas emissions
  • advice for the development of LNG related technologies
  • legal studies and legal advice
  • safety and risk assessment
  • initiation and management of projects in the frame European funds
  • search for and acqusition of public funds


One of the most recent studies was done for BASF. The study entailed a complete picture about LNG powered ships and LNG terminals in northern Europe with excursions to other world regions as well as strategic advice for the development of BASF products for the upcoming LNG fuel market.

"MAGALOG" advice in LNG fuel logistics and safety

Please contact the MAGALOG group

Jörg Sträussler
Master Mariner
Diploma Engineer for maritime Logistics
Expert for LNG Fuel Logistics

Tel +49-4502-777599



MAGALOG heralds LNG powered shipping

The project MAGALOG was a contribution to addressing port emission problems in Europe, with a special focus on the Baltic Sea, through the establishment of a alternative fuel (LNG or Liquefied Natural Gas) supply chain. The project contained both a market study and a technical feasibility study.

Three Norwegian, two German and one Polish partners elaborated the studies. The partners represented the gas industry, scientific organizations, gas interest organizations, non-governmental organizations, port authorities and city energy suppliers.

Port cities, national and EU bodies, the shipping industry and other key actors were included as indirect participants. One important output of MAGALOG was to prepare for pioneer actions demonstrating the role of LNG in marine fuel and city challenges in the Baltic area. These results were represented in the context of transferability to other areas in the EU.

In Norway, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled a number of ferries, supply vessels and one LNG-carrier. Future taxes and regulations seemed to accelerate the change from fuel oil to liquefied natural gas. Ship owners, shipyards and engine makers recognized LNG as a cleaner and possibly more economical fuel. MAGALOG was launched on this background.

This project was part financed by the European Commission under the "Intelligent Energy Europe" programme. The Norwegian partner GASNOR AS had the lead (coordinator) and the German partner Baltic Energy Forum was the assistant coordinator responsible for publicity and Information and daily Project Management.