SEALNG, the coalition established to promote the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, has announced that Total has joined its ranks. In 2015, Total’s LNG production was of 10.2 million tons. Total’s objective is to double its liquefaction capacity to around 20 Mt/y and increase its LNG trading portfolio to 15 Mt/y by 2020. The Chairman of SEALNG, Peter Keller, said: “SEALNG is pleased to welcome Total. The company has significant LNG interests integrated across its supply chain and ambitious growth plans. We look forward to working together with the aim of delivering significant business and environmental benefits to the shipping industry.” Olivier Jouny, Total Marine Fuels Managing Director, added: “Our mission, as an integrated oil company, is to offer global and compliant solutions to our customers to meet the 2020 Global Cap requirements recently set by the International Maritime Organization. Total has a long historical activity in the bunker industry and is also a strong worldwide LNG player, thus providing the required conditions to position the company on this emerging LNG bunker market, with the objective to be a key player. Total’s ambition is to become the responsible energy major and the Group strongly supports the SEALNG drive to make LNG the preferred clean marine fuel of the future.” The SEALNG founding partners are Carnival Corporation, DNV GL, Engie, GE Marine, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE and Wärtsilä. More recently, between October and November, SEALNG has been joined by three new partners: the bulk LNG provider Eagle LNG, the classification society ABS and the specialised shipbuilding company Keppel Offshore & Marine.