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, at 5.30pm at the SIBCON Cocktail Party.
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.
We publish studies and produce 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.