Commercial Vessel Compliance

1/8/2015: 3rd Annual liquefied natural gas conference to be hosted in the Pacific Northwest

The 3rd annual LNG as Fuel Forum will be hosted in Seattle, Washington January 27, 2015. The forum, titled Implementation: Regulatory and Operational Considerations, will focus on the implementation of national LNG policy and highlight vessel and facility projects; both current and proposed. LNG as a fuel source has become a strong option in the United States, given its competitive price advantage over oil fuels, and its ability to easily meet Emission Control Areas sulfur reduction requirements.

Topics to be presented at this year’s conference include overviews of regulatory changes to the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases as Fuel, the status of finalized policy guidance and rulemaking for LNG bunkering procedures, the Waterway Suitability Assessment process, the permitting process for an LNG bunkering facility, guidelines for transfer procedures for bunkering operations and environmental protection plans.

The conference will conclude with a session on the way ahead for LNG as a marine fuel, with presentations by the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas National Center of Expertise, The American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds Register and DNV/GL on the national picture of LNG initiatives, and presentations by Wartsila and Mann on the latest LNG fueled engine manufacturing economic options.

The website for the forum is: http://www.seattlelngconf.com/

If you are considering LNG as a fuel source, considering entering the market as a supplier, or if you are simply curious about LNG regulatory, policy and technical developments, this conference is designed for you. Visit the website for further information.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.