Singapore’s Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, is to conduct The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)’s Global Launch on 15 October 2014 in connection with SIBCON 2014. John Saunders, SGMF’s Brand, Marketing and Membership Manager, said: “SGMF has already established itself in Europe and America and we believe that SIBCON 2014 presents a great opportunity for us to connect with the Asian market. We are delighted to announce that the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, which organises the SIBCON event, are founding members of SGMF.”
SGMF is a new non-governmental organisation, which has been established to promote safety and industry best practice in the use of gas as a marine fuel.
Mark Bell, SGMF’s General Manager said that the Society’s vision was to inspire responsible shipping in the future and providing guidance for the safe and responsible use of gas as a commercial marine fuel. “We want to lead the industry towards the use of gas, and, in the future, some of the many other alternatives that are becoming feasible for shipping’ Bell stressed.
On top of releasing its first official publication, “Gas as a marine fuel – an introductory guide,” SGMF will be also publishing the LNG bunkering Safety Guidelines, due out in 2015.
The Society has established five working groups to tackle the following themes: LNG safety guidelines (publication due out next year); LNG bunkering – safe working distances; LNG salvage from a maritime perspective; LNG bunkering: competence and trainin; LNG bunkering: quality and quantity Issues. The next Technical Committee (TCIII) will meet in Houston on 29 October to progress these groups and decide on the next fuel tank location, well to wake efficiencies, standard connections and many more.
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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