Canada's Vancouver Fraser Port Authority became the first North American port and the fourth port in general to join SEA\LNG, the industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, and the fourth port member to join the coalition, alongside Port of Rotterdam, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), and most recently the MPA Singapore.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and British Columbia have shed efforts to drive further use of natural gas in the Canadian region. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is working closely with the regional gas supplier, Fortis BC, and with industry, academia and government to advance LNG bunkering in the Port of Vancouver.
"As part of our vision to be the world’s most sustainable port, we engage in a number of emissions management initiatives that help support a healthy environment. This partnership with SEA\LNG represents an opportunity for us to be part of a multi-sector group that is reducing marine shipping emissions and improving air quality,"
...Duncan Wilson, Vice President, Environment, Community and Government Affairs of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, commented.
SEA\LNG, in conjunction with SGMF, is currently undertaking studies and developing tools for the industry to better understand the true benefits of LNG from both an air quality and GHG mitigation perspective.