The safety advisor at the Port of Rotterdam Authority presented the LNG bunkering audit tool developed by the IAPH Clean Marine Fuels Working Group for port authorities at the LNG Ship/Shore Conference in London and mentioned the licenses which have been granted according to IAPH audit tool.

Furthermore, he pointed out that, by 2020, it is estimated that the Port of Rotterdam will have granted nine licenses to LNG bunker providers to operate at the port which six of the licenses are already granted for regular use in port LNG bunker operations to refuel LNG-powered cruise, cargo, tanker and container vessels.

Moreover, three licenses will be granted for bunker vessels that will operate on the spot market.

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The licenses are going to be granted by using the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) audit tool to make LNG bunkering safe and sustainable. This tool ensures that the responsibilities of bunker facilities operators (BFOs) regarding safe and sustainable business operations are clear and that there is a careful examination of how the LNG bunker operations are set up.