ABS to Class West Coast’s First LNG Bunker Barge

The first LNG Bunker Barge on North America’s west coast, which is expected to serve shipping from 2023, is to be built to ABS class.

As a leader in the classification and certification of LNG vessels and systems globally, ABS is uniquely qualified to support Cryopeak LNG Solutions Corporation (Cryopeak) and Island Tug & Barge Ltd. (ITB) who have developed a design for a 4,000 m3 articulated tug and barge. The design utilizes one of ITB’s tugs to deliver LNG as a fuel to shipping companies calling to Ports on the West Coast.

“No one understands better than ABS the potential for LNG to help shipping meet its sustainability goals. So, it is great to be able to support this project, which will further expand the availability of LNG along the west coast.  We are proud to class the first LNG Bunker vessel on the west coast,” said John McDonald, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Business Development.

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