Welcome Address for LNG World Shipping Ship Shore Interface Conference - Trelleborg Marine Systems

Welcome Address for LNG World Shipping Ship Shore Interface Conference


Universal Safety Link

"Come Together, Right Now"

David Pendleton
Managing Director
Trelleborg Marine Systems UK, SeaTechnikTM Product Area

As a native of Liverpool and a Beatles fan I couldn’t resist the title for this welcome page. But the idea comes from a quote by Henry Ford. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

On behalf of everyone at Trelleborg I am delighted to welcome you to the second annual LNG ship/shore interface conference here in London. Once again this event is bringing together all of the key stakeholders in the LNG transportation supply chain including, vessel owners/operators, ports, LNG project developers, energy majors, charterers and equipment/service suppliers.

With more LNG capacity coming on stream year on year we are seeing increasing demand not just for large scale transportation of cargoes but also for more FSRU applications and of course the growth of LNG fueling for marine vessels. All of these applications have in common one key requirement. The safe, efficient and timely transfer of LNG from one tank system to another. One key critical element in achieving this is the ship shore interface.

However, reviewing the speaking programme for this conference one thing is clear. The ship shore interface requires we all come together and use all of our skills and talents as technologists and innovators to make it happen. The safe, efficient transportation and transfer of LNG as a cargo has had an enviable safety record over its 40 year history.  We have all, at some point, had a part to play in delivering that record and I know that during these next two days we will learn from each other about how we will seek to maintain this record while rising to the new challenges and applications the industry presents.

Speaking as Trelleborg our own contribution to the ship sore interface has been the Ship Shore Link System. This has helped ensure globally compatible systems are in place both on LNG vessels and the jetties to ensure our clients can trade safely and efficiently anywhere in the world. This year we celebrated the milestone of shipping our 600 ship shore link for the industry and along with our Docking and Mooring, fenders and pilot navigation products we are committed to driving innovation through a smarter approach to meeting the needs of the industry

I wish you all an excellent and successful conference and look forward to hearing from and speaking to many of you.


This article is published on:
LNG World Shipping Conference Book (May 2016)