Year joined SIGTTO:
Location: Asia Pacific, China
"CCS is very pleased to be associated with SIGTTO starting this year. In partnership with SIGTTO, we believe we will have more opportunities to exchange technical knowledge and experience with a wider community for liquefied gas shipping and terminal industry and further, collectively contribute to the global fight against greenhouse gas emissions."
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Founded in 1956, CCS is headquartered in Beijing and a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Operating across the globe with 5,000 employees and over 120 offices, we continuously provide comprehensive support and professional services to the maritime industry. CCS has been at the forefront of the global challenges facing the maritime sector and delivers innovative solutions to our clients through our global research network.
CCS has long been an active advocate of green shipping – striving to advance the application of energy saving and emission reduction technologies. In support of growing push for greener energy worldwide in recent years, CCS has been working closely with stakeholders to pave the way for a sustainable future. The use of potential alternative fuels for shipping is the key to meet the IMO GHG ambition and we have issued rules and guidelines on liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), methanol/ethanol, biofuel, hydrogen, pure battery power, shore power and other clean energy sources to satisfy the diverse needs of shipowners and other stakeholders. We see the potential of LNG in the transition towards a low and zero carbon economy and are committed to helping our client’s business to succeed in a sea of opportunity. The CCS LNG team provides dependable and optimal solutions for the whole waterborne LNG supply chain, at sea and river, helping owners, designers, builders, manufacturers and terminal operators secure their assets.
With continuous research and cooperation with relevant parties, our rules evolve with new technologies on storage and transport of liquefied gas, and the use of liquefied gas as marine fuel. Our rules have achieved full coverage of liquefied gas carrieswith membrane tank and independent tanks with type A, type B and type C. In 2018, to serve the growing demand for floating LNG facilities, our rules for LNG Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) came into effect, two years after the Guidelines for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers Serving as Floating Storage Units (FSUs) was released. Our experts now provide compliance assessment to our rules, international conventions and regulations as well as industry standards plus additional services on intelligentization, vibration and noise assessment, etc., and stand by to offer technical support for design, construction and operations.
We fully understand risk identification and control are crucial to safeguarding operations. Our Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Service offers our clients with assurance that all potential risks of their assets are considered and with the proposed mitigation measures the risks are within the tolerable as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) region.
The increasingly strict environmental regulations bolster LNG’s growth in the transition to a lower-carbon energy system. We highly recognize that SIGTTO plays a significant role in achieving a safety record in the shipping and terminal operations for liquefied gases worldwide. The shared experiences and industry best practices, in a form of SIGTTO publications, are valuable inputs to our research and development work towards our rules and guidelines on liquefied gases.
CCS is very pleased to be associated with SIGTTO starting this year. In partnership with SIGTTO, we believe we will have more opportunities to exchange technical knowledge and experience with a wider community for liquefied gas shipping and terminal industry and further, collectively contribute to the global fight against greenhouse gas emissions.
China is now serving as a main driver of natural gas demand growth for the near future on the back of continuous energy consumption growth and strong policy support to curb air pollution. We continue to deepen our ties with Chinese administrations and industry partners to support a qualified energy transition, and are ready to leverage our strengths to promote communication and collaboration between SIGTTO, its members and domestic stakeholders in China.
Looking ahead, the whole gas shipping and terminal industry, including SIGTTO, will face continuous challenges in a decade and a longer term in a carbon restrained environment. However we will move forward with confidence and contribute our bit as a class.
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