Singapore appoints Lloyd’s Register to develop LNG bunkering

Published: 6:29 PM, July 10, 2013
Updated: 10:50 AM, July 11, 2013

SINGAPORE - The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has awarded Lloyd’s Register with a contract to develop standards and procedures for fuelling ships with natural gas, the Dow Jones news agency reported, citing a company statement.

Lloyd’s Register, which provides ship classification services, said it will “identify technical specifications, LNG bunkering procedures, and [advice in the] development of crew competency for LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore.”

Earlier this year, the MPA said licensing requirements for LNG bunker suppliers and craft operators will be ready for industry consultation by the end of this year.

Singapore, one of the world’s largest hubs for bunkering, or the fuelling of marine vessels, is pushing towards developing capabilities for LNG bunkering as the use of gas as a transportation fuel increases.