The Importance of the Human Element in the Transportation of Liquid Gas (eBook)

Published Date

January 1975

The Importance of the Human Element in the Transportation of Liquid Gas (eBook)

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This paper discusses the human aspects of the rapidly growing LNG Industry, focussing on marine training and close co-operation between ship and shore based staff. (7pp)

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At first sight gas may appear to be a cargo like many others. The organisation of a company specialising in liquid gas (trade and transportation) may seem to be within the range and capabilities of technicians and personnel from other fields. However this is not the case.

Gas is stored and transported in liquid form,under controlled pressure and temperature. The cost of the shore installations required for loading, discharging and storing these products as well as those of the carrier vessels are extremely high. The companies engaged in storing and transporting these valuable and highly volatile cargoes have an enormous investment at stake.

The small number of head office personnel at present (1975) responsible for the world-wide administration of liquid gas transportation is unlikely to increase significantly despite the predicted growth of the industry during the next decade. Similarly the number of officers and crew on board the gas carriers is relatively small and the situation onboard these vessels has become more complex due to trends that have led to a rapid turnover of crew.

The importance of the human element in the transportation of liquid gas cannot be over-emphasised. As the transportation of liquid gas expands, more skilled and professional personnel will be needed and no effort should be spared in their recruitment and training.

Paper Delivered by:
M. Le Floch (Multinational Gas & Petrochemical Services Ltd, London)

Prepared for:
Gastech Paris 1975

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: The Importance of the Human Element in the Transportation of Liquid Gas (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g043
Published Date: January 1975

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