The 6th Gas Fuelled Ships Conference addressed the use of LNG as a maritime fuel and introduce comparisons with other up and coming gas fuel options including Ethanol and Methanol. Presentations on fuel availability, cost, design implications, supply infrastructure, technology and operator feedback plus roundtable discussions formed part of the two day programme ensuring that information and knowledge sharing was at a maximum. The operator panel on ECA implementation and compliance provided attendees with a valuable insight into how major operators such as Hapag Lloyd, Maersk Maritime Technology, Stena and Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement are addressing the next deadline in 2020. Day three included technical visits to the Methanol fuelled Stena Germanica ferry and the Becker Marine/AIDA Cruises’ LNG hybrid barge.
The conference is the only technical conference to combine an informative and knowledge based conference with technical visits giving delegates access to real life operations of current gas fuelled vessels, and supply plants, as well as networking opportunities at its welcome reception and conference dinner.
The 2016 edition will be a must attend event for ship owners and operators, policy makers, engine manufacturers, ship builders, classification societies, ship designers, ship yards and port & terminal operators who are looking to benefit from a valuable insight into using gas as a maritime fuel.
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If you missed the recent GFS, 57 papers & presentations are now available to purchase, covering the technical and legislative aspects of low flash point/alternative maritime fuels for ECA compliance and many first movers/ship owners feedback on using LNG – all this for only £ 299 / Eur 325.
Hear the latest on ECA regulations from the policy makers, enforcers and industry representatives from the European Commission, the United States Coast Guard and more.
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