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LNG Bunkering & Refuelling Conference, Americas

20 May 2020 - 21 May 2020
09:00 - 18:00
Jacksonville, US

Explore the developments, opportunities and innovations in LNG as a marine fuel market


Shipping is under intense pressure to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, requiring vessel owners to adopt less carbon-intensive fuels and choose alternative energy sources. LNG as a marine fuel has emerged as one of the primary choices as shipping moves towards cutting its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050.

With a significant increase in the number of LNG-fuelled ships in operation, on order and under construction, investments are being made in new small-scale liquefaction, LNG bunkering vessels, refuelling and port facilities to serve this burgeoning market.

During an intensive, two-day programme, renowned industry experts will examine in individual and panel presentations recent regulatory, safety, financial and operational developments in the LNG as a fuel market.

Key industry players from across the supply chain including vessel owners and operators, LNG terminals and ports, energy majors, charterers, equipment and service providers, regulators and industry associations will discuss the challenges that lie ahead, examining the bottlenecks that need to be overcome to underpin the growth of the LNG as a marine fuel market.


Two day early bird rate - US$1650.00
Ends 1st April 2020

Standard delegate rate - US$1750.00

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Programme Highlights

  • LNG bunkering: what is the overall size of the global market?
  • What is the impact of IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap and future regulations on LNG as a marine fuel?
  • What LNG bunkering infrastructure is in operation, under development or proposed?
  • What is the role of LNG in shipping’s goal to decarbonise?
  • What is the role of government policy in shaping the LNG bunkering industry?
  • Discover new standards to address unique safety and security risks associated with LNG in vessel operations including port regulations
  • What small-scale liquefaction capacity is available in the Americas?
  • Key factors to take into account when preparing terminals for LNG operation
  • Assess various LNG bunkering options and associated technologies
  • Why some owners are switching to LNG over other options to reduce emissions? What are the benefits and risks associated with it?
  • Discover the technological advances and innovations in the LNG Industry and how technology can help natural gas to stay competitive
  • Explore the challenges of designing and constructing LNG bunker vessels

 

ADVISORY PANEL




John Snyder
Editor
LNG Shipping & Terminals
Carlos Guerrero
Global Market Leader - Gas Carriers & Oil Tankers
Bureau Veritas
Tatiana Fayzullina
Managing Director
ELEVATE LNG

 

Ian Pow - Brand Manager

Programme

Explore the developments, opportunities and innovations in LNG as a marine fuel market

 

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DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 20 MAY

08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

 

09:00 Welcome from the conference chairman

John Snyder, Editor, LNG Shipping & Terminals

 

SESSION ONE: THE AMERICAS LNG MARKET UPDATE

An in-depth analysis of the LNG industry and its recent development in the Americas. The impact of new requirements for greener fuels and the role of LNG in shipping’s goal of decarbonisation.

 

09:10 LNG market update: Current status and future projection

  • LNG market analysis: Demand and supply?
  • LNG Bunkering: What’s the overall size of the global LNG as fuel market?
  • Effects of the IMO 2020 emissions regulations on LNG as a marine fuel
  • Fundamental drivers for LNG growth

09:30 Commercial aspects of LNG bunkering and green finance

  • Availability and development of LNG bunkering infrastructure
  • What financing is available to support LNG bunkering infrastructure?
  • Innovative ways to secure financing as long-term sales contracts for LNG projects

09:50 Q&A

10:10 Opening panel discussion – the adoption of LNG as fuel. What are the drivers for standardisation?

  • The role of LNG in shipping’s goal of decarbonisation
  • Assessing the LNG bunkering supply chain. What are the potential bottlenecks to overcome?
  • What are the next steps towards standardisation?

11:00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

 

SESSION TWO: REGULATION OF LNG BUNKERING

Regulatory bodies could influence the growth of LNG bunkering through tax code or policies. This session will cover the recent regulation developments and government initiatives in supporting LNG bunkering.

 

11:40 US administration position on carbon emissions is a denouncement of Paris agreement. What impact might it have on LNG bunkering industry in the Americas?

  • The requirement for countries of Paris climate agreement
  • Potential policy rollbacks in the US

12:00 Pathways to address unique safety and security risks associated with LNG in vessel operations including Port Regulations

  • Leakage of LNG during LNG shipping or bunkering
  • Handling of boil-off gas including the vapour return to the LNG bunkering ship
  • Evaluating security risks of LNG bunkering

12:20 LNG facilities in the Americas - Complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Latin America

12:40 Q&A

 

12:30 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

 

SESSION THREE: PORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Supporting the LNG industry developments, this session will focus on terminal infrastructure facilities, suppliers, terminal developments and, in general, the transformation of LNG hubs to meet the needs of increasing demand for LNG as a marine fuel.

14:10 Bunkering availability in ports

From a shipowner perspective, the biggest challenge is ensuring LNG is available in ports servicing LNG fuelled vessels. To date shipowners with LNG fuelled vessels run them on regular routes with known LNG availability. What ports are developing LNG bunkering options?

 

14:30 Small-scale LNG infrastructure in the USA

  • What small-scale liquefaction capacity is available in the Americas?
  • The need and development of small-scale LNG
  • Distribution and regasification functions of small-scale LNG

14:50 Preparing terminal for operation

  • Feasibility to develop LNG bunkering facility
  • Selecting the most suitable bunkering option
  • Project and systems preparation for safety operation

15:10 Q&A

 

15:30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

 

SESSION FOUR: BUNKERING OPTIONS

Advantages of different LNG bunkering options and associated technologies whether considering shorter bunkering time, limited investment costs and flexibility and manoeuvrability.

 

16:10 Shore-to-ship LNG bunkering

  • Compensating limited berth access for larger LNG-fuelled vessels
  • Suitability of shore-ship bunkering options for inland shipping

16:30 Ship-to-ship LNG bunkering

  • Handling ship-to-ship interfaces
  • Adjusting to operational locations
  • Solving compatibility: issues, tests and management
  • Utilising high manoeuvrability

16:50 Expanding access to LNG via trucks

  • Examining truck loading capabilities
  • What are the infrastructure requirements at ports?
  • Increasing the bunkering volume and transferred volume

17:10 Q&A

 

17:30 Panel discussion – How global developments are affecting LNG terminals

  • The increase in LNG production – is it time to consider small-scale floating terminal solutions?
  • Examining the demand for terminal capacity
  • The impact of potential new types of customers driving flexible contract solutions

18:20 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

 

18:30 Close of day one


DAY TWO: THURSDAY 21 MAY

08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 Welcome from the conference chairman

John Snyder, Editor, LNG Shipping & Terminals

SESSION FIVE: SHIPOWNER CASE STUDIES

Lessons learnt from major players in the industry on selecting LNG as alternative fuel, fleet development and future goals.

 

09:10 Shipowners panel debate - Assessing potential risks when switching to LNG-fuelled fleet

  • Why some shipowners have switched to LNG over other options to reducing emissions?
  • Assessing the financial case for investing in an LNG-fuelled fleet
  • The options to reduce associated cost with investment in newbuild LNG vessels

10:10 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Primarine

 

10:50 The right selection of the containment system

The selection of the containment system also starts to be an important topic as some membrane ships are already under construction and more in line to be built in near future.

  • Bunker vessels
  • LNG-fuelled vessels

11:20 Designing LNG-fuelled vessels

  • Analysing the design requirements for LNG-fuelled vessels
  • Focusing on safety
  • The challenges of designing and constructing LNG bunker vessels

11:40 LNG bunker quality testing best practice

There are many uncertainties how to standardise LNG bunkering. Focus on fuel sampling and testing as well as onboard storage and treatment.

12:20 Q&A

 

12:40 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

 

SESSION SIX: LNG TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT

Technological advances and innovations in the LNG industry and how technology can help natural gas to stay competitive. The focus on new technologies and projects in the field of LNG bunkering ships and more specifically with regards to transfer systems, re-liquefaction systems and safe mooring.

 

13:50 Transfer systems

  • Key considerations for pre-bunkering
  • Overcoming hazards associated with LNG transfer operations
  • Innovative solutions to minimise human errors

14:10 Re-liquefaction systems

  • Suitability and feasibility of the re-liquefaction system design
  • Focusing on demand for flexible re-liquefaction capacity
  • Boil-Off Gas (BOG) minimization for LNG bunkering vessel

14:30 Designing safe mooring during LNG bunkering operation

  • Inadequate mooring or mooring line failure
  • Examining mooring analysis tools
  • Automated vacuum mooring technology

14:50 Assessing the risk of SIMOPS while bunkering with LNG

  • Optimising bunker processes
  • Ensuring the safety of a SIMOPS operation

15:10 Q&A

 

15:30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Primarine

 

SESSION SEVEN: KEY FACTORS TO CONSIDER FOR THE RAPID INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

As the industry continues to develop, there are many factors to consider and evaluate, especially into the long-term, including competition from other alternative fuels such as LBG, hydrogen and ammonia as well as other financial, economic and investment matters.

 

16:10 Industry leaders panel discussion

  • What are the expectations regarding LNG bunkering market development over the next 12 months?
  • Factors the industry needs to explore to face the challenges
  • Vessel designing vs retrofitting
  • Driving terminal activity to increase bunkering availability
  • Alternative fuels for 2030 and 2050 for further reduction in the GHG emissions

17:10 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

 

17:20 End of conference

 

Exhibition

Exhibition


Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • 3 x 2m stand space
  • Table and chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook printed floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate for each day you are exhibiting
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank
  • A minimum of 3 networking sessions in the exhibition area

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, please contact:

Ian Pow, Brand Manager on ian.pow@rivieramm.com or call +44 20 8370 7011

 

Exclusive site visit

Exclusive site visit


Complementing the main two-day programme, there will be a unique opportunity to visit the first small-scale waterside LNG facility - JAX LNG - in the United States during the afternoon of Tuesday 19 May for a limited number of conference delegates.

 

Read more about JAX LNG here.

There is no extra charge to join the site visit, but spaces are strictly limited and allocated to conference delegates on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here to guarantee your place.

 

The programme for the tour is developing.

Sponsor

Sponsor

 

Whether your goals are to increase your market share, launch your latest product, increase your brand awareness or hear first-hand what strategy your potential customers are taking on LNG bunkering and refuelling technologies, this event is an ideal opportunity to deliver your message to, and hear from, key decision makers.

Conference sponsorship represents an unrivalled opportunity to engage with your target audience in a focused setting.

Networking and business opportunities: this event will foster crucial senior-level contacts and relationships.

A broader range of sponsorship opportunities means that we have the package to suit your needs and your budget.

If you are interested in discussing the sponsorship opportunities at this conference please contact:

Ian Pow on +44 208 370 7011 or by email on ian.pow@rivieramm.com

Why Attend

Why Attend

  • Gain insight into the bunkering options for the LNG-fuelled fleet and associated technologies
  • Discover new standards to address unique safety and security risks associated with LNG in vessel operations
  • Network with industry leaders in the LNG bunkering and LNG-fuelled vessel market
  • Be prepared to take advantage of opportunities and for future challenges

Attendees will include:

  • Vessel owners/operators/managers
  • Terminal/Ports
  • Ship designers and builders
  • Utilities companies
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Regulators
  • Class societies
  • Industry service providers: brokers, traders, analysts, lawyers and consultants
  • Industry associations
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