Bureau Veritas Kick-starts LNG Bunkering

30-Jul-2014 Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick-starting the LNG bunker chain. 

Jean-Francois Segretain, Technical Director, Marine and Offshore Division, Bureau Veritas says, “We really believe that LNG has great potential as a clean fuel for shipping. But fears over its availability in the bunker chain are holding back owners from adopting it. Part of the issue is that ports and terminals wishing to provide LNG as bunkers and shipowners wishing to have LNG-powered ships do not have agreed international standard bunker procedures to work to. Bureau Veritas has very wide experience with LNG in the marine context and we hope that these guidelines will give ports, terminals, LNG suppliers and shipowners confidence to proceed.”  
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