The Baltic Ports Organization is a regional ports organization inspiring and supporting its members while cooperating pro-actively with relevant partners. BPO was established on October 10, 1991, in Copenhagen, with an aim to facilitate cooperation among the ports and to monitor and improve the possibilities for shipping in the Baltic Sea region. Development over the past years has proceeded very quickly and at present BPO has entered new, challenging and exciting phases. Currently, included in BPO are 41 of the most significant ports in the nine countries surrounding the Baltic Sea as well as seven friendship members. BPO is well-recognized within the BSR, in EU bodies and other European regions. The organization's mission is to contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainable development of maritime transport and the port industry in the Baltic Sea region, thereby strengthening its global competitiveness.
SGMF is a member of the Protocol for the Cooperation of Key International LNG Organisation. Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is a representative organisation towards the European Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union) as well as the European bodies of regulators (ACER, CEER) and other stakeholders. GIE is representing 70 member companies from 25 countries, gathering operators of gas infrastructures across Europe: transmission pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals. With regard to regulated activities of our members we advocate a stable and predictable regulatory framework consistent throughout the European Union in order to create an environment that facilitates investments.
GASNAM is the Iberian Association of Natural Gas for Mobility. The objectives of the Association are to bring together and channel all the interests of the Spanish and Portuguese industry in the use of natural gas in the area of mobility and perform all actions aimed at promoting the use of natural gas in mobility, both land and sea, in all sectors of economic activity in the country, which can contribute to economic improvement in their operating costs, improved environmental conditions, an adaptation to emission laws and modernization of its facilities. SGMF and GASNAM have a co-operation agreement in place that includes providing on-going mutual exchange of expertise and experience, mutual support at own events, regular updates and notifications about activities.
LNG MFI has been established as an independent not for profit organisation to promote and advocate the development of Australian liquefied natural gas as a marine and other transport fuel through government and industry collaboration and innovation, principally in Australasia. LNG MFI seeks to encourage and facilitate the development of LNG bunkering facilities and other related infrastructure in the southern hemisphere to support the use of LNG in the maritime industry, enhance the natural environment and reduce emissions including NOx, SOx, CO2 and particulate matter by promoting and facilitating the use of LNG as a marine fuel in the shipping industry. In pursuit of this objective, LNG MFI seeks to encourage the Australian government to establish an ECA in Australia. SGMF has agreed an MOU with LNG MFI in September 2017, LNG MFI will promote and advocate the use of SGMF guidelines and publications in the region whilst focusing on the development of the use of LNG in Maritime and other industries in Australasia.
NGV Global seeks to advance the interests of the worldwide natural gas for transportation sector through dissemination of relevant information and industry news, advocacy at the decision tables for policy, standards and best practice adoption, and networking across the road, marine and rail sectors. NGV Global places significant focus on safety and addressing technical issues of interest to its members. It maintains high level expert presence on codes and standards committees of importance to the industry. The world’s leading NGV trade associations are affiliated with NGV Global. Inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEA\LNG is a multi-sector industry coalition, created to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. SEA\LNG brings together key players in the value chain, including shipping companies, classification societies, ports, major LNG suppliers, LNG downstream companies, infrastructure providers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), helping to break down the commercial obstacles to transform the localised use of LNG as a marine fuel into a global reality.
The Society is the international body established for the exchange of technical information and experience, between members of the industry, to enhance the safety and operational reliability of gas tankers and terminals. To this end the Society publishes studies, and produces information papers and works of reference, for the guidance of industry members. It maintains working relationships with other industry bodies, governmental and intergovernmental agencies, including the International Maritime Organisation, to better promote the safety and integrity of gas transportation and storage schemes.
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the global bunker industry. Our membership covers 80 countries and spans the entire industry value chain including ship owners and operators, oil companies, refiners, bunker suppliers, traders, brokers, barging companies, storage companies, surveyors, port authorities, credit reporting companies, lawyers, P&I clubs, equipment manufacturers, shipping journalists, marine consultants and other industry associations. IBIA represents the industry at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a consultative non-governmental organisation. IBIA attends all meetings of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and the Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG sub-committee). IBIA also has “liaison status” with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). This enables IBIA to contribute to discussion regarding ISO 8217 and ISO 13739.