LNG Industry Week: Energy and Transportation (LNG and Alternative Marine Fuels)

From February 18, through February 20, 2020 the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Center of Excellence at SUNY Maritime College will host an LNG Industry conference, a two-day course, and the SGMF annual forum. Energy and Transportation (LNG and Alternative Marine Fuels). The marine industry is currently driven by new regulations to be adopted. The IMO Sulfur Cap on ships operating outside designated emission control areas starting on January 1, 2020 to 0.50 %, and the reduction of GHG emissions from international shipping to 50% by 2050.

Worldwide, there is a continuing growth in the application of natural gas for marine propulsion and electrical power generation for compliance with IMO Sulfur Cap.

The new strategies for bunkering in short sea and coastal trade as well as floating production, storage and offloading systems are becoming a reality in recent years. The IGF Code has included mandatory provisions for the arrangement, installation, control and monitoring of machinery, equipment and systems using low flashpoint fuels, such as LNG.

Energy and Transportation (LNG and Alternative Marine Fuels) Conference

Schedule & Agenda

Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 08:00 to 17:00

Access Conference Agenda here.

Conference Registration

A registration fee of $50 will apply to attendees. Register here.

LNG Fueled vessel design and operation two-day Course

SUNY Maritime College is a leading provider of maritime technical training for seafarers and marine executive personnel operating ships and businesses in global maritime commerce. As a leader in the U.S. and international maritime education segment, LNG Center of Excellence, in cooperation with ABS Consulting, is offering a 2-day course on LNG Fueled Vessel Design and Operation to the maritime community in North America. The intended audience for this two-day course include maritime educators, ship owner/operators, marine terminal operators, regulators, public safety officials and other maritime industry stakeholders.

The LNG safety and technical seminar will focus on:

  • LNG marine fuel vessel design and construction based on international and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) standards

  • LNG marine fuel fleet development – emissions, economics, infrastructure

  • Propulsion and fuel gas supply systems technical overview

  • Regulatory framework, industry guidelines, standards, and good practice

  • LNG fuel operations and bunkering-risk management, safety and operational procedures

  • Crew training and competence requirements


Tuesday, February 18, and Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 08:00 to 17:00


Certificate of completion issued by ABS and SUNY Maritime College to participants who successfully complete the seminar learning assessment .

Training Objectives

1. Describe LNG marine fueled vessel design, construction and safety features according to international and US regulation

2. Provide awareness of LNG hazards, risk management and safe handling procedures for bunkering and ship operation.

3. Develop understanding of technical specifications, engineering and operational requirements for LNG marine fuel propulsion systems and fuel gas supply systems.

4. Offer perspective on the historical development and future trends of the global LNG-fueled fleet in the context of GHG reduction, supply and distribution availability and commercial considerations

5. Specify the training and safety awareness regimes and requirements applicable to the LNG marine fuel industry


Robert Kamb, ABSG Manager of LNG Services: Robert Kamb is currently Manager, LNG Services, leveraging 37 years of LNG marine experience to offer bespoke advice, project support and custom solutions for global energy major and LNG marine vessel and terminal operator clients.

Course Registration

Limited seating is available. To register contact:

Ayman Alakkawi
Assistant Professor, Professional Education & Training
SUNY Maritime College
Phone: (718) 409-4687
Email: aalakkawi@sunymaritime.edu