Crowley Teamwork Earns Safety at Sea Award for LNG-Powered ConRo Ships

| USA: Jacksonville FL | Source: Crowley Maritime Corporation

Crowley El CoquíFlorida-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has received international acclaim for its new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships El Coquí and Taíno. The company gained the ‘Shoreside Team of the Year’ Award during the Safety at Sea Awards ceremony held by Safety at Sea International magazine recently in London. Read more »

Positive Outcomes for NGV Safety from UNECE Meeting

| Switzerland: Geneva | Source: NGV Global
Faber CNG Cylinder

CNG Cylinder (Image: Faber Industrie SpA)

Under the umbrella of the UNECE’s Group of Experts on General Safety, which met in Geneva on 8-12th October 2018, a busy agenda of NGV activities across a wide variety of topics has been attended by NGV Global.  The agenda included provisions for the testing of CNG cylinders (with mirror provisions for LNG tanks) and several new CNG/LNG technologies introduced to legitimize their use on vehicles. Read more »

Bolivia’s ANH and EEC-GNV Align Systems for Improved NGV Safety

| Bolivia: La Paz

ANH and EEC-GNV Sign AgreementThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), Gary Medrano, and the Director Executive of the Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, last week signed a strategic alliance for the sustainability of the energy matrix and safe us of natural gas fuel for transportation. Read more »

AIDAnova Officers Receive Training for LNG-Fuelled Cruising

| Germany: Hamburg
Aida Helios-class LNG fueled vessel

AIDAnova is the first ship of new Helios-Class

The first ship of Carnival Maritime’s new Helios-Class vessels, the AIDAnova, is due to usher in a new era at the end of the year when it becomes the first cruise ship that can run on environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). Training for sailing the LNG-powered vessels has commenced under a cooperative agreement between Carnival Maritime and German coastal shipping company Wessels Reederei. Read more »

NGV Global Leads New Work Under ISO’s SC41 for Gaseous Fuels

| International

ISO SC41 MembersWork has commenced on the development of a completely new set of ISO standards intended to certify personnel involved in the Gaseous Fuels industry. The task belongs to WG 9, one of seven active Working Groups under ISO TC22/SC41 — Specific Aspects for Gaseous Fuels — the Technical Committee dealing specifically with all fuel systems and tasks related to the use of Gas as a fuel for road vehicles. WG 9 is led by NGV Global.  Read more »

Tulsa Gas Technologies India and Emcara Gas Development Join NGV Global

| International

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesNGV Global welcomes two new members. Tulsa Gas Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, a compressed natural gas (CNG) service company located in Kundli, Sonipat Haryana (just north of New Delhi), India has joined as a Corporate Sponsor and will participate on NGV Global’s Board. Emcara Gas Development Inc., a Canadian company designing pressure relief devices (PRD), located in Guelph, Ontario, has joined as a Corporate Member.  Read more »

CNG Cylinder Inspection Workshop Highlights Global Impact of Regulations

| USA: Long Beach CA

NGV Global Tech Forum ACT Expo 2018NGV Global held an informational workshop, “Guaranteeing Safety in CNG Vehicles: Inspections, Improvements and Innovations” on 30th April 2018 in conjunction with the ACT Conference in Long Beach California. More than 50 attendees participated to hear about and discuss the range of regulatory and practical issues associated with the cylinder inspection process to further improve NGV safety while also enhancing user convenience. Read more »

CSA Group’s New Online Training: Defuel-Decommission-Dispose of NGV CNG Cylinders

| USA, Cleveland OH

CSA Group logoImproper handling of containers at their end of life poses significant safety risks. CSA Group’s unique online course offers best practices to safely advance the CNG industry.

CSA Group is pleased to announce a new no-cost online training course: Best practice for defueling, decommissioning, and disposal of compressed natural gas vehicle fuel containers. Read more »

DNV GL Approves Kongsberg Simulator for LNG-fuelled Vessel Training

| Norway, Asker

Kongsberg Digital Engine Room SimulatorKongsberg Digital, a Norse provider of maritime, oil & gas and renewables & utilities software solutions, has received a DNV-GL statement of compliance for its newest Engine Room Simulator model designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DEDF Cruise Ferry model is designed for training courses aimed at ship officers (deck and engine) that intend to work on an LNG-fuelled vessel. Read more »

PGS 26 for CNG and LNG Vehicles Issued for Comment in Netherlands

| The Netherlands, Delft

Prins CNG/LPGNetherlands’ Publicatiereeks Gevaarlijke Stoffen (PGS, tr. Hazardous Substances Publication Series) has drafted a national safety guideline covering safe procedures for CNG and LNG vehicles (PGS 26). The document is formulated according to ‘Nieuwe Stijl’ (tr. New Style) guidelines which convert existing PGS publications into a format consistent with the Netherland’s 2018 Environmental Act. All interested parties can view the concept and send any comments to the PGS project office. Read more »