Published on 23 November 2016

Following 3 years as Vice President, BSM’s Chief Operating Officer, David Furnival, was elected President of the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) at the Board and Annual General Meeting held on November 17th - 18th in Nagoya, Japan. David takes over the role from Luc Gillet of TOTAL and is scheduled to serve a three-year term.

SIGTTO is the preeminent authority for the promotion of safe, environmentally responsible and reliable gas shipping and terminal operations. It holds NGO consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and was responsible for the 2016 edition of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (ICG Code).

SIGTTO’s membership includes Oil Majors, energy utilities and gas carrier owners and operators and covers some 95% and 60% of the LNG and LPG sectors respectively. The Society is prolific in the publication of industry standard guidance, with the most recent being the 2016 edition of Liquefied Gas Handling Principles.

Chris Clucas, BSM’s Corporate Expert - Liquefied Gas, and current President of SIGTTO’s sister organisation, The Society For Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) was a key contributor to this publication.