The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) will formally launch, globally, at the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) on 15 October 2014. SGMF, which exists to promote safety and industry best practice in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will take part in SIBCON with the aim of reaching out to the global marine bunkering community.
“It’s an exciting time for us. We were established in September 2013 and already we are pleased to have 70 members on board. We are looking to speak with more members who work in this exciting industry to join us and get involved in the valuable work that we are doing for this industry”, explains Brand, Marketing and Membership Manager, John Saunders.
Formed as a membership based non-governmental organisation (NGO), SGMF encourages the safe and responsible operations of vessels using gas as fuel and all marine activities relating to the supply of gas used for fuel.
SGMF publishes studies and produces information papers and works of reference to promote best practice for safe and responsible operations for both LNG-fuelled vessels and LNG bunker supply logistics.
‘We have two categories of membership: Full Membership and Associate Membership. Both categories boast a wealth of knowledge and the members range from Port Authorities, Bunker suppliers through to Equipment suppliers, manufacturers, designers, P&I clubs and naval architects. We have a variety of members joining us. It’s a chance to put SGMF on the map for the bunkering community, to show our members that the work we are doing will change the way the industry works. We have two principal technical advisers who are leading experts in this field and can support your projects.’ Saunders added.
Together with North America and Europe, SGMF wants Asia to know that it is here to help as this industry rapidly develops.
The launch will take place at 5.30pm at the SIBCON Cocktail Party.