Classification services provider American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has updated its guidance on LNG Bunkering in North America, in a bid to support the transport sector’s swift transition to the use of cleaner fuels.
The updates in the second edition of ‘ABS’ Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fuelled Marine Vessels in North America’ include lessons learned from first adopters of LNG-fuelled vessels and LNG bunkering projects.
ABS Global Gas Solutions vice-president Patrick Janssens said: "As the demand for LNG-fuelled vessels and the supporting infrastructure continue 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.
"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."
It offers new market-leading advice to shipowners and operators, who seek to develop bunkering infrastructure in response to new emissions regulations.
ABS published the first edition of the report in March 2014.
ABS Global Gas Solutions director Roy Bleiberg said: "It’s not only suitable for companies interested in the potential economic benefits or those whose ships will be trading in emissions control areas; it is also for those companies who are keen to establish and promote their environmental stewardship."
ABS Global Gas Solutions was established in 2013. It has been awarded several precedent-setting contracts that have reaffirmed its class leadership in the gas sector, the company stated.
Image: ABS updated the guidance to support the transport sector’s increasingly rapid transition to the use of cleaner fuels. Photo: courtesy of ABS.