Marubeni Corp. is the latest company to become a member of SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.
Since its launch in July 2016, SEA\LNG’s membership has grown from 13 to 25 members, indicating the industry’s attention to LNG as a cost effective, safe, and more environmentally friendly long-term fuelling solution.
The coalition continues to voice its views on the need to work collaboratively with key players across the entire LNG value chain, including shipping companies, LNG suppliers, infrastructure providers, classification societies, downstream companies, major ports, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to break down the barriers to LNG uptake ahead of the global sulfur cap from 2020.
SEA\LNG Chairman and Executive Vice President of TOTE Inc., Peter Keller, said: “Marubeni has a great wealth and breadth of expertise in relation to LNG and we welcome their knowledge as we continue to support the energy transition in shipping. SEA\LNG will continue to unite organisations that work together to address market barriers to LNG uptake, and to help transform the use of LNG as a marine fuel into a global reality.”
Akihiko Sagara, Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Division, Marubeni Corp., added: “Although our company has expertise in multiple sectors, we view LNG as a core business field within our multifaceted service offering. By embracing collaboration with stakeholders in related industries, we remain committed to safeguarding the global environment in which we operate, and are privileged to be partnering with a likeminded organisation. Together with our partners, we look forward to collaboratively working towards a cleaner, more efficient shipping environment.”
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