IAPH has announced the release of a total of six new checklists created and developed by the IAPH Marine Clean Fuels Task Force, which cover both ship-to-ship bunkering and ship truck of liquefied gases as marine fuel in ports.

OOne of the main objectives of the working group was to create harmonized checklists for known bunkering scenarios. These checklists reflect additional port requirements for marine alternative fuel bunkering operations in or near their port environment.

These new bunkering checklists, applicable to LNG, but also to Liquid Hydrogen, will contribute in a very concrete way to the energy transition of maritime transport

Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director of IAPH, commented.

Shipping to Shipping Checklist

The checklist is available in two alternative versions. Ports or other competent authorities can choose version A or B that applies to their port.

  • Version A has been developed specifically for ship bunkering based on a project alongside a quay where the site operator is fully engaged and shares responsibility for safe bunkering STS.
  • Version B was developed specifically for refueling ships alongside a “Bunker Ready Terminal”.

IAPH recommends that terminals be involved in the process to enable and ensure safe bunkering operations at their berths. The choice of checklist to be used in a port should be based on the formal responsibilities of the terminal, which may depend on national or regional legislation.

If the terminal’s formal role includes some responsibilities with respect to the operation of STS bunkering, STS bunkering checklist “A” would be the checklist of choice.

In the event that only the terminal needs to be informed of the operational risk mitigation measures to be taken during STS refueling operations, version “B” would be the checklist of choice.

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Truck to Ship Checklist

The checklist is available in four alternative versions. Ports or other competent authorities can choose the version A, B, M or T that applies to the situation.

  • Version A has been specially developed for bunkering ships using a tanker in a bunkering facility under the supervision of a bunkering facility operator (BFO). The BFO is fully responsible for onshore bunker activities, truck operations and the bunker area.
  • Version B was developed specifically for refueling a ship by truck, globally controlled by the receiving ship on a site outside a terminal.
  • The M version was developed specifically for bunkering ships using multiple tankers connected to a multiple manifold platform in a bunkering facility under the supervision of a bunkering facility operator. The BFO is fully responsible for onshore bunker activities, truck operations and the bunker area.
  • The T version was developed specifically for bunkering ships in a terminal under the supervision of a bunkering facility operator. The terminal has a role in controlling land activities but is not involved in the safety management of the refueling operation.

IAPH recommends that, where appropriate, site operators and terminals be involved in the process to enable and ensure safe bunkering operations at their berths.

The choice of checklist to be used in a port should be based on the formal responsibilities of the site and terminal operator, which may depend on national or regional legislation.

EXPLORE MORE ABOUT tts Version A

LEARN MORE ABOUT tts Version b

LEARN MORE ABOUT tts Version m

LEARN MORE ABOUT tts Version t