Briefing on LNG Bunkers Hosted at Port Canaveral

Friday August 11, 2017

A briefing on the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has been held at Port Canaveral, Florida, local media reports.

"We know that natural gas is one of the cleanest, most environmentally-friendly fuels available today," said Captain John Murray, the port's CEO.

"We wanted better understanding of LNG as a maritime fuel, as well as best practices globally to support vessels powered with natural gas."

Led by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle, the session included a briefing on recent international regulatory activity and information on the International Maritime Organization (IMO's) efforts toward eliminating shipping emissions.

The session was attended by Port Canaveral leadership and staff, port partners and tenants, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the Brevard County Sheriff's office, Canaveral Fire Rescue, and Canaveral Pilots Association.