ABS updates guidance on LNG as fuel and LNG bunkeringLegislation and Procedures // March 25, 2015
ABS has updated its guidance on LNG bunkering in North America to support the transport sector's increasingly rapid transition to the use of cleaner fuels.
The second edition of ABS' Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America was in late March, offering new market-leading advice to shipowners and operators who may be looking to develop bunkering infrastructure in response to new emissions regulations and showcase their environmental stewardship.
"As the demand for LNG-fueled vessels and the supporting infrastructure continues to grow, ABS continues to offer the industries we serve with up-to-date information derived from the latest projects and our intimate knowledge of the evolving regulatory landscape in North America," said Patrick Janssens, ABS' Vice President, Global Gas Solutions.
"Both the marine and offshore industries are committed to using cleaner fuels, and we are committed to supporting our clients and members with that technical transition."
The first edition of the report was published in March 2014. Major updates in the second edition include important lessons learned from first adopters of LNG-fueled vessels and LNG bunkering projects, a 'project roadmap' guide of the associated regulatory, stakeholder and technical issues and an in depth port directory highlighting ongoing projects and local development processes.