Specifically, the group that developed the project, also developed a series of checklists and an accreditation tool to be used by port authorities when they wish to vet LNG bunker suppliers.
The tool is focusing on the safe and efficient operations of the bunkering procedures. The tool helps evaluate a candidate's bunkering system in eight steps.
Also, by using the tool a new port is able to collaborate with a bunker operator, who has been already approved in another port.
Moreover, following the recent developments for a greener and more sustainable future, the working group extended to clean marine fuels, in order to be in line with global air quality and decarbonization policies.
How the project work is that through an open, data-sharing information platform the group is gathering an informational base that will assist ports to supply and transmit clean marine fuels to ships.
To expand the project, the Clean Marine Fuels working group met in Yokohamain in late October, to discuss additional best practices for LNG bunkering operations to include guidance on procedural and operational preparedness of a terminal to assure a safe handling of LNG-fuelled vessels, including a safe ship-to-ship LNG bunkering of the LNG-fuelled vessel alongside the terminal.