The Spanish Association of Natural Gas for Mobility (GASNAM) and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for improving its operations and objectives, many of them coincident. SGMF is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) established to promote safety and industry best practice in the use of gas as a marine fuel. Based in London (UK), SGMF is active on a global scale.
GASNAM was originally founded in Spain in 2013, but has since expanded to Portugal, thereby representing the common Iberian interests related to terminals for liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG terminals located on the Iberian Peninsula account for 50% of Europe’s total capacities. GASNAM currently counts 66 members, with activities divided into two sections, each of them accounting for half of its members: terrestrial and maritime use of Natural Gas as a fuel.
GASNAM and SGMF are exchanging experiences and joining activities in terms of developing a standard, still nonexistent in Europe, for regulating the activities of supply of LNG for ships, in its various forms, such as truck-to-ship, port-to-ship or ship-to-ship, in which Spain has already accumulated significant experience.
Both entities also collaborate in the UNECE Working Group of Experts on Gas, Task Force D, coordinated by GASNAM.
Editor Note: SGMF and NGV Global are members of each other’s organisation.