Raffaele Piciocchi: ABS’ guru of LNG sector

LNG transportation is the most challenging sector in shipping today. With the aim to help its Greek clients to confront with the operating issues of LNG carriers, ABS created an LNG-center in Greece. The head of this center Mr. Raffaele Piciocchi explained us the objectives of ABS new department for the technical management of LNG vessels.

My gas experience actually starts in the 1980’s when I reviewed drawings for a couple of small LPG carriers built in Italy. At beginning of 1990’s I cooperate with FINCANTERI, SNAM and GTT, to build the expertise necessary to build two small (65,000 m3) membrane type LNG carriers in Italy. Note that the previous (and last) LNG carriers adopting a complete different technology (EXXON design) were built in Italy on 1969.

Full article, ELNAVI, June 2012, Issue 462, Page. 38

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