The General Office of the People’s Government of Ningbo recently issued the “Administrative Measures for the Pilot Program of Bonded LNG Bunkering for International Navigation Vessels” in Ningbo Area of China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone for the trial Implementation of bonded LNG bunkering for international ships.
The “trial of bonded LNG bunkering for ships on international voyages” referred to in the “Administrative Measures” refers to the pilot project of providing bonded LNG bunkering for ships on international voyages within the Ningbo sea area and an exploration to accelerate the development of bunkering business.
The “Administrative Measures” are applicable to enterprises registered in Beilun District of Ningbo City (the administrative region where the Ningbo area is located) and engaged in the bunkering business of bonded LNG for ships on international voyages.
In the specific operation, the Management Bureau of Ningbo District will be responsible for coordinating and coordinating the pilot work and will take the lead in coordinating relevant functional departments such as the Ningbo Municipal Transport Bureau, Ningbo Customs District P.R.China, Ningbo Maritime Safety Administration Of People’s Republic Of China, and China Immigration Ningbo Inspection to establish consultations on major matters, emergency incident handling, joint working mechanisms such as safety production supervision.
Companies interested in joining the pilot project must submit their applications accompanied with five required documents to the Management Bureau of Ningbo District.
After the Management Bureau of Ningbo District receives the written application, it will communicate with relevant departments to conduct a joint review and the pilot project will then commence after approval.
The “Administrative Measures” proposes the following roles of stakeholders involved in the project:
The “Administrative Measures” shall come into force from the date of issuance of the companies’ approval with a trial period of two years.
The following are five documents companies would need to be submit with their applications to the Ningbo Area Management Committee to join the pilot project:
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Published: 25 October, 2022
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