Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Keynote Speaker Named for LNG As Fuel Conference

By Mark Edward Nero

Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE, is scheduled to provide luncheon remarks at the inaugural Pacific Maritime Magazine/USCG LNG As Fuel Conference, set for Jan. 29, at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Chiarello is expected to discuss TOTE's LNG conversion project, and new LNG vessels destined for their Puerto Rican trade.

The event is an opportunity for the maritime industry to hear from the regulatory and policy making community on the anticipated national and local regulatory environment for LNG fueled vessels, LNG fuel bunkering operations and LNG maritime fueling facilities.

Those considering LNG as a fuel source, considering entering the market as a supplier, or are curious about LNG regulatory, policy and technical developments are invited to attend the conference.

The event, which begins with a 7:30 am breakfast, also includes sessions on vessel design, terminal design & operations and LNG operational aspects. In addition to Chiarello, other scheduled speakers include US Coast Guard Capt. Joe Raymond, who’ll give the opening remarks, and closing remarks from John Dwyer, Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) for the Puget Sound sector.

More information about the conference including the full agenda and registration information, can be found at http://seattlelngconf.com/index.php.