By ERIC YEP
Singapore's maritime regulator has awarded Lloyd's Register
with a contract to develop standards and procedures for fueling
ships with natural gas, the company said in a statement.
Lloyd's Register, which provides ship classification
services, said it will "identify technical specifications, LNG
bunkering procedures, and development of crew competency for
LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore."
The contract was awarded by the Maritime and Port Authority
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 fueling of marine vessels, is pushing towards developing
capabilities for LNG bunkering as the use of gas as a
transportation fuel increases.
Dow Jones Newswires