USCG Adds New Job Aid for LNG Fuel System Inspections

| USA, Port Arthur TX

The U.S. Coast Guard has created a Domestic Vessel LNG Fuel System Inspection Job Aid. Prepared by the Liquefied Gas Carrier (LGC) National Center of Expertise (NCOE), the job aid can be used by USCG personnel for initial and annual inspections and periodic safety test procedures (PSTPs) for LNG fuel systems used onboard U.S-flag vessels using LNG as fuel. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Refuse Fleet Maintenance Guide Underway

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Refuse Collection Vehicles (image - WIH Resource Group)NGVAmerica and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) are collaborating to develop a new safety and best practices guide for fueling and maintaining natural gas powered refuse trucks. The document will provide the latest information used by fleets for safely operating collection and transfer vehicles that run on clean-burning and affordable natural gas. Read more »

GTT to Develop Training Program for TOTE LNG Tug/Barge Crew

| France and USA

wespac LNG Bunker BargeGTT subsidiaries, GTT North America, Inc. and GTT Training Ltd, are to develop and implement a comprehensive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) training program for TOTE, Inc. The first contract of its kind prepares TOTE to safely operate its 2,200 m3 LNG Bunker Barge currently under construction at Conrad Industries Shipyard in Orange, TX. Read more »

Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre for LNG to Quintuple

| Sweden, Lund

Sweden's Alfa Lavaltest-and-training-centre-expansionThe significant growth in the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine propulsion has prompted Denmark’s Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg to plan expansion to five times its current size. This development, focused on LNG and other alternative fuels, will address new challenges and possibilities for marine customers as they strive to meet environmental and energy targets. Read more »

North American Trainer Adds E-Learning for CNG Station Codes and Standards

| USA, Las Vegas NV

Clean Energy refueling AgilityNatural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), a U.S. provider of technical consulting and training on natural gas vehicles and fueling technologies, has launched a new e-learning course: CNG Fueling Station Codes and Standards. This video-based course is designed for North American companies interested in or responsible for designing and building natural gas fueling stations, as well as those involved in permitting CNG stations, including code officials or state and local fire marshals. Read more »

NGVi Expands Public NGV Technician Training to Canada

| USA, Las Vegas NV
NGVi technician-dutydiagnostic train

(Photo courtesy of NGVi)

The growing interest in the use of natural gas vehicles in Canada over the past few years has stimulated Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), a ASE CASE-accredited provider of technical training for the CNG and LNG industry in North America, to bring its award winning NGV technician training as a public offering for the first time to Toronto. NGVi will offer NGV Essentials and Safety Practices on March 15 and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training on March 16-17. Both classes will be held at Toronto’s Centennial College. Read more »

US Coast Guard Updates LNG Bunkering Guidance

| USA, Washington DC

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico LNG BunkeringThe United States Coast Guard (USCG)’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) has updated its Memorandum on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering procedures, issued in October 2015, following observations of several LNG bunkering operations over the last few months. The revision Memorandum publishes “change one to Reference (a) to differentiate LNG bunkering recommendations specific for U.S. flagged vessels from recommendations for all vessels (U.S. and non-U.S. flagged vessels)”. Read more »

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Recommendations for LNG Bunkering

| USA, Washington DC
Loading up with LNG in Boron, Calif. (Source: HHP Insight)

Natural gas supplier Clean Energy loads LNG for transport

The United States Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) recently issued a cautionary memorandum based on observations of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering procedures taking place in various parts of the U.S. According to the introductory statement there is much to learn as the country embraces this cleaner cheaper fuel for marine operations. Read more »

ABS Issues LNG Bunkering Technical & Operational Advisory

| USA, Houston TX

Shipping and offshore classification services provider ABS has published a new Advisory about LNG Bunkering in response to the industry’s growing interest in gas propulsion. The LNG Bunkering: Technical and Operational Advisory explores the benefits, challenges, and solutions associated with fuelling vessels equipped with LNG power systems. Read more »

IMO Nears Adoption of Mandatory Code for Gas-Fuelled Ships

| United Kingdom, London

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is expected to adopt a new mandatory code for gas-fuelled ships — the draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with draft amendments to make the Code mandatory under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The draft is tabled for adoption at IMO’s 95th session from 3 to 12 June 2015. Read more »