Mark Bell, general manager for SGMF
, said: "We are extremely pleased to welcome Maersk Maritime Technology to our network since the deep sea and container sector is, of course, extremely significant for the future development of LNG as marine fuel.
He noted that more companies and countries are now abiding by global emissions regulations, adding that the one of the goals of the SGMF "is to work with them in trying to promote the use of cleaner fuel in the shipping industry."
He added: "Alternative fuel is not only limited to gas, but the SGMF is only focused on gas as an alternative fuel.
I believe the SGMF will play a pivotal role in promoting the safe adoption of gas as a preferred fuel throughout the marine global markets, both today and in the future.
The mission of SGMF is to promote safe and responsible operations for gas fuelled ships.
SGMF said, "The objective of the guidelines is to provide the bunkering industry with the best practices in order to ensure that gas-fuelled ships are re-fuelled with high levels of safety, integrity and reliability .
The guidelines are the first output from one of 6 working groups at the SGMF with members drawn from the Swedish Maritime Authority, Norwegian Maritime Authority, Shell, MOL Group, Lloyd's Register, DNV GL, Alkane Marine, and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).
The guidelines are freely available to members of SGMF.
SGMF said Ljungmark joined from Sweden as a Principal Technical Advisor where he was working for the Swedish Maritime Authority.
Haynes, who will join SGMF as Principal Technical Advisor effective June 2, 2014, has spent 28 years in the gas industry counting 16 years working full time on all aspects of LNG including liquefaction plants, import terminals, small facilities, and more latterly, floating LNG.
SGMF General Manager Mark Bell said, "It is not easy to find individuals, then, like waiting for a bus three come along at once!