IAPH Audit Tool for Safe, Sustainable LNG Bunkering
International players in the shipping sector - International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), Titan LNG, Bureau Veritas, large oil and gas companies such as Shell and ship owners such as NYK and Carnival Corporation - developed a tool for making LNG bunkering safe and sustainable."The tool ensures that the responsibilities of bunker facilities operators (BFOs) relating to safe and sustainable business operations are clearly demarcated and that there is a careful examination of how the LNG bunker operations are set up," says a press…
SEA\LNG welcomes Two new Partners
SEA\LNG - which works to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel - has welcomed two new partners, each representing key aspects of the LNG maritime value chain. The recent decision by the International Maritime Organization Marine Environment Protection Committee to enforce the global 0.5% cap on the sulphur content of marine fuel by 2020 has significantly increased interest in LNG as a cost effective, safe and more environmentally friendly fuel. The newest SEA\LNG partners are ABS and Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Gas Technology Development.
LNG Sector Ready to meet Industry Demand
Ahead of the 70th Session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the cross-industry coalition 'SEA\LNG' has highlighted the ability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector to meet the future emissions requirements of the global shipping industry. The recently formed coalition has issued a position statement which outlines the benefits of LNG as a marine fuel and offers its support for the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI for the prevention of air pollution by ships. SEA\LNG Chairman, Peter Keller said, “Independent of the timing of the IMO’s implementation of the 0.5% global sulphur cap…
Wärtsilä in Coalition to Promote LNG as a Marine Fuel
Wärtsilä and other leading marine industry players have formed a coalition, known as SEA/LNG, to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The coalition aims to help break down the barriers hindering the global development of LNG in marine applications, thereby improving the environmental performance of the shipping industry. In addition to Wärtsilä, the other partners in the SEA/LNG coalition include Carnival Corporation, DNV-GL, ENGIE, ENN Group, GE Marine, GTT, Lloyds Register, Mitsubishi, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell Downstream and Tote.
AEG to Power Seabourn’s Cruise Vessel
AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, informed that Fincantieri S.p.A. has selected its power systems solutions to secure all critical loads applications on board Seabourn Encore, an ultra-luxury cruise ship that Fincantieri will build for Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation. A combination of AC (Protect 8 and Protect 4) UPS and DC (Protect TPR) systems will be delivered to Fincantieri in December this year. They will secure the electrical power supply for automation…