Alternative fuels workshop sponsorship

imarestIntertek ShipCare was proud to sponsor the recent workshop on alternative fuels for shipping, organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), which took place in London.

Given the increasing complexity of choosing the most suitable marine fuel the IMarEST has formed the Alternative Fuels for Shipping Special Interest Group (AFFSSIG), the aims of which are to study and assess available options in alternative fuels and their implications for shipping.

This first AFFSSIG workshop aimed to provide an overview of the discussions held to date and offered attendees the chance to engage with industry experts, to provide input and to update and edit scenarios developed.

The audience at the event, which was well attended, heard from a number of industry experts and the format lent itself to some lively discussions on the topics – such as the use of LNG, methanol and liquid ammonia.

“This is the first workshop we have held on alternative fuels for shipping and I am delighted with how well it was received. A broad range of topics were covered, including LNG, methanol, liquid ammonia, manpower challenges and implications of the recent shifting of the fuel sulphur cap from 3.50% to 0.50% in 2020. We are hugely grateful to all who helped develop and support this event and to our outstanding speakers some of whom travelled across the world to share their expertise. Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees, we will be looking to hold similar workshops on this topic in other parts of the world.”

 Maria Kouboura, Senior Technical Adviser, IMarEST

Intertek laboratories test diverse fuels for full quality specifications, and follow regulatory standards such as ASTM, ISO, and IP standards.

As the market for alternative fuels used in the marine industry develops, Intertek ShipCare will stand alongside ship operators in ensuring the quantity and quality of fuels supplied are as specified.