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ABS issues AIP for TECHNOLOG LNG fuel gas container system

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ABS has granted approval in principle (AIP) to TECHNOLOG for a LNG fuel gas container system.

ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens, said: “LNG is an attractive option for shipowners and operators looking to comply with the 2020 sulfur cap, however bunkering infrastructure is a constraint. This development from TECHNOLOG is a strategy to expand the supply chain and improve access to LNG fuel.”

The portable tank system, which will ultimately come in 20 and 40 ft containers, is designed to be filled at land-based LNG terminals and shipped to vessels via rail, road or cargo ship before being loaded onboard an LNG-fuelled vessel.

Once connected to the power supply system, it is considered part of the vessel and must comply with the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF code).

All LNG shipments must be handled in compliance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code as well as other national rules and codes that apply to safe transportation and shipment of hazardous goods.

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