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Maritime Officials to Discuss Future of LNG During Free Webinar on June 25th

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Roy Bleiber, director - gas solutions, ABS; Keith Meyer, president & CEO, LNG America; and Johan Sperling, vice president, Jensen Maritime, will discuss the future of liquefied natural gas in the workboat industry during free webinar.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 17, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Officials from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Jensen Maritime and LNG America will discuss the future of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the workboat industry during a free webinar at 11 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 25. To register for the webinar, which is sponsored by ABS, visit

"The buzz surrounding LNG has been big in the last year or two," said David Krapf, editor-in-chief of WorkBoat magazine, "but there are questions about where the supply comes from, will it be adequate, and will there be enough infrastructure to support LNG. This webinar will be great opportunity to hear from industry leaders about these subjects and others."

Webinar participants are:

Roy Bleiber, Director - Gas Solutions, ABS
Bleiberg has over 25 years of global marine and offshore systems experience, as well as an in-depth knowledge of U.S. federal and state regulatory requirements. Bleiberg spearheads ABS class activities on several cutting edge US LNG projects, including the Harvey Gulf dual-fuel offshore support vessels, TOTE's dual-fuel new construction and conversion projects, and various floating LNG export terminal projects in development.

Keith Meyer, President & CEO, LNG America
Meyer serves as CEO of LNG America, which was founded in 2013 to pursue the use of natural gas in high horsepower applications with an initial focus on the marine segment and the demand concentrations around major ports. LNG America plans to have the capability to distribute LNG in the U.S. Gulf Coast region by the end of 2015 and will expand to other regions as commercial agreements are completed.

Meyer has more than 34 years of experience in the international energy industry. He has served in executive positions at Fortune 500 companies, primarily engaged in energy infrastructure development. He was also formerly president of Cheniere LNG when that company developed North America's largest LNG import terminal.

Johan Sperling, Vice-President, Jensen Maritime
Sperling is an 11-year veteran of Jensen. For over 50 years, Jensen Maritime, which is owned by Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been a leader in the field of marine and ocean engineering. They have designed and modified virtually every type of vessel and provide on-location marine consulting anywhere in the world. Jensen also offer a range of other services, including project management, price negotiations, feasibility studies, surveys, reports, contract negotiations and regulatory agency representation. He has a BS in naval architecture from the University of New Orleans.

About the Sponsor
ABS has been the preferred classification society for the offshore and energy industry for more than 50 years. Acknowledged by the industry as a technology leader in the offshore and energy markets, ABS offers practical standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of offshore drilling and production units and gas carriers.

ABS is one of the world's leading classification societies. Since 1862, it has been setting safety standards for the marine and offshore industries. ABS recognizes that the classification world is changing with more emphasis on complex structures, life cycle management, unified standards, safety equivalencies and environmental compliance. By combining its experience and industry-leading technology development, ABS is able to provide vessel owners and operators with solutions to environmental and operational challenges. From its world headquarters in Houston, Texas, ABS delivers services to clients through a network of more than 150 offices in 70 countries.

The webinar series allows the marine industry to stay on top of what's going on in the workboat industry and the outlook for the future - from business management to marine industry specific topics. is the largest commercial marine member-supported website, with over 30,000 members. Each registrant for the webinar receives a free membership at

For more information:
Lisa Keller
Diversified Business Communications
Phone: (207) 842-5624

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