Canadian, Japanese Ports to Promote LNG as Fuel
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Japan’s Tomakomai Port Authority March 5 signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of LNG as a marine fuel and work on LNG bunkering services at the Port of Vancouver and Port of Tomakomai, Port of Vancouver said March 13.
“The provision of LNG fuel for ships transiting between the ports of Vancouver and Tomakomai will reduce air emissions from shipping, protecting air quality in port communities, while also reducing contributions to global climate change,” it said.
The Port of Vancouver and the Port of Tomakomai will exchange information and expertise on LNG bunkering, including technical procedures and best practices, and where feasible, coordinate port requirements and guidelines for LNG bunkering to facilitate the use of LNG marine fuel in both ports.
The development of LNG bunkering services in the Port of Vancouver and Port of Tomakomai will enable the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel by ships engaged in trans-Pacific trade, Port of Vancouver said.