LNG gaining momentum as a marine fuel

Three European port authorities and MPA discuss harmonisation of technical standards and procedures

AT last week's Singapore International Bunkering Conference (Sibcon), there were several presentations on and lots of discussion about LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a marine fuel. The gathering also saw the global launch of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), a non-governmental organisation established to promote safety and industry best practices in the use of gas as a marine fuel.

In addition, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) outlined its plans to kick-start LNG bunkering here. It will begin work on a pilot programme by early 2017 with interested parties of the LNG bunker supply chain. MPA will provide funding of up to S$2 million per vessel for up to six LNG-fuelled...

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