SEALNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, announced that it has welcomed Mexico-based ÉNESTAS to its membership coalition.
With the addition of ÉNESTAS, the SEALNG coalition bolsters its efforts to drive forward LNG as a marine fuel, and to progress its vital role as a viable solution in the energy transition within shipping.
As the largest private LNG company in Mexico and with the largest LNG distribution network, ÉNESTAS will leverage its wealth and breadth of expertise in relation to LNG – garnered from both road and ship transportation – to support the coalition’s vision of a competitive global LNG value chain for cleaner maritime shipping by 2020.
Commenting on the latest addition to the coalition, SEALNG chairman and executive vice president, TOTE Inc., Peter Keller, said: “SEALNG continues to unite organizations from across the LNG value chain to address market barriers to LNG uptake, and to help transform the use of LNG as a marine fuel into a global reality. With several ports under development in North America, including in the Gulf of Mexico, we look forward to leveraging ÉNESTAS’ vast network and capabilities within the region to support the continued growth and investment in LNG bunkering infrastructure.”
Since launching in July 2016, SEALNG’s membership has grown rapidly from 13 to 34 members, demonstrating the industry’s attention to LNG as a cost effective, safe, and environmentally friendly long-term bridging solution to a zero-emissions shipping industry.