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Chart Industries joins Clean Marine Fuel Institute 

The Clean Marine Fuel Institute is delighted to announce the membership of Chart Industries to a growing coalition of companies committed to LNG as the primary marine fuel in the transition to carbon-free shipping.

Clean MFI former CEO Margot Matthews said that as a key equipment and systems provider in applications that utilise LNG for clean-burning and economical natural gas, Chart Industries will bring valuable insight, background and experience to the Institute.

“Clean MFI is excited to have Chart Industries come on board as our newest member,” Ms Matthews said. “LNG bunkering requires flexibility particularly in these early stages of development and Chart Industries has the experience we need in the design and installation of small scale LNG equipment and systems.”

Chart Industries CEO Jill Evanko said the company is looking forward to the new relationship and the positive benefits it could bring to move towards LNG as a marine fuel.

“As members of the MFI we are looking forward to further enhancing LNG as a commercially viable and clean burning marine fuel for 2020 and beyond and contributing to a cleaner environment for the communities in which our equipment and solutions are used,” Ms Evanko said.

About Chart Industries

Chart is a key equipment and systems provider in applications that utilise LNG for clean-burning, economical natural gas. leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industry Chart liquefaction technology, specialty heat exchangers and cryogenic storage and delivery expertise support global infrastructure build, including small-scale LNG for transportation, marine and power generation. In the marine sector, Chart built its first bunkering station in 2003 and most recently completed terminals in Klaipeda and Jacksonville, Florida. Chart also provides onboard fueling systems for LNG powered vessels and includes the Francisco high-speed ferry amongst its references. To find out more please visit http://www.chartindustries.com/

About Clean MFI

Clean MFI is a not for profit organization based in Perth, Australia. Our purpose is to galvanize and drive our members to work together in breaking down the barriers. We do this by bringing together members to connect and activate their business plans, filling knowledge gaps needed to break down barriers and provide a unified voice and advocate for members to government. This is to achieve our vision of LNG is a primary marine fuel to benefit the nation, grow our industry and reduce our environmental footprint. To find more please visit https://clean-mfi.org/

 

LNG as a marine fuel moving full steam ahead, says LNG Marine Fuel Institute

An Australian first move by Pilbara Port Authority (PPA) to issue ship-to-ship LNG bunkering licences to Woodside Energy is a major win for the nation, industry and the environment says the LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG MFI). 

LNG MFI chief executive officer Margot Matthews said PPA and Woodside have executed non-exclusive licences to provide ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services at the ports of Port Hedland and Dampier, the first licences of their type issued in Australia.

“Since 2017 LNG MFI has worked to bring together key players to develop a cleaner marine fuel industry in Australia as we lower emissions for a better future and it’s exciting to see this now moving full steam ahead,” Ms Matthews said.

Pilbara Ports Authority’s General Manager Development & Trade, Mr Lyle Banks, said the Authority has issued three licences for LNG bunkering operations in the Pilbara. 

“In addition to Woodside’s ship-to-ship licences, a truck-to-ship LNG bunkering licence was issued to Evol LNG in early 2017,” Mr Banks said.

“Western Australia is well-placed to become an LNG bunkering hub, with LNG production facilities close to large iron ore mining operations and the many hundreds of ocean-going vessels that use ports in the Pilbara region.”

Woodside Executive Vice President Marketing for Trading and Shipping, Mr Reinhardt Matisons, described working with Pilbara Ports Authority to finalise LNG bunkering licences “as a key step in developing an LNG fuels industry” in WA. 

“Woodside is finalising plans for an LNG bunkering operation in the Pilbara to capture the significant environmental and economic benefits of using LNG, instead of fuel oil, for the busy iron ore shipping trade,” Mr Matisons said. “We continue to work with potential customers on this opportunity.”

“While there’s no single pathway to a low emissions future, expanding the use of LNG as a transition marine fuel is one way to help reduce greenhouse gases from shipping and help reduce this country’s environmental footprint,” Ms Matthews added.

 

International Shipping Industry to Develop Roadmap for Decarbonization

An industry-led coalition of stakeholders committed today to the deployment of viable zero-emissions vessels as a key step toward decarbonizing international shipping. International shipping emits 2-3 percent of global emissions while transporting close to 90 percent of global trade volume. Shipping decarbonization could be the engine that drives green development across the world.

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