International Regulatory Framework

The below list includes a group of International Conventions, international legislation and policies related to LNG bunkering operations:


  • UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate UNFCCC Treaty
  • The Paris Agreement The Paris Agreement
  • SOLAS International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea SOLAS Convention
  • IMO MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (Annex VI) MARPOL Annex VI
  • IMO IGF Code International Gas Fuel (rules for the receiving ship) IGF Code
  • IMO IGC Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk as revised in 2016 (rules for the bunker ship) IGC Code
  • ILO International Labour Organization / STCW International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping STCW Convention



  • SGMF Gas as a Marine Fuel - An introductory Guide version 3.0
  • SGMF Contractual Guidelines - Quantity and Quality
  • SGMF Safety Guidelines - Bunkering Version 2.0
  • SGMF Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPs) during LNG Bunkering
  • SGMF Recommendation of Controlled Zones during LNG bunkering
  • SGMF Manifold arrangements for gas-fuelled vessels
  • SIGTTO LNG STS (Ship to Ship) Transfer Guidelines LNG STS Guidelines
  • IACS- LNG Bunkering Guidelines LNG Bunkering Guidelines


ISO standards

  • ISO 28460:2010
  • ISO Standard 20519: 2017


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