LNG IWT Project Database

LNG Ship to Shore Interface and Port Operations (EN ISO 28460)

Type of project


Place in LNG chain

SupplyStorageDistributionLNG as CargoBunkeringLNG as Fuel

IWT Corridor

Belgian & Dutch Inland WaterwaysDanube & MainElbe & Northern German Inland WaterwaysPoRhineRhone & SaoneSeine & Northern FranceThamesOther Inland Waterway/Not definedMaritime (IWT-relevant)Wadden Sea

Project status


Year of project completion


Number of ships


Project partners

International Organization for Standardization (ISO), European Committee for Standardization (CEN)


  • International (ISO: 163 Members)

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Technical data


ISO 28460:2010 specifies the requirements for ship, terminal and port service providers to ensure the safe transit of an LNG carrier through the port area and the safe and efficient transfer of its cargo. It is applicable to pilotage and vessel traffic services (VTS)

tug and mooring boat operators

terminal operators

ship operators

suppliers of bunkers, lubricants and stores and other providers of services whilst the LNG carrier is moored alongside the terminal. ISO 28460:2010 includes provisions for a ship'

s safe transit, berthing, mooring and unberthing at the jetty

cargo transfer

access from jetty to ship

operational communications between ship and shore

all instrumentation, data and electrical connections used across the interface, including OPS (cold ironing), where applicable

the liquid nitrogen connection (where fitted)

ballast water considerations. ISO 28460:2010 applies only to conventional onshore LNG terminals and to the handling of LNGC'

s in international trade. However, it can provide guidance for offshore and coastal operations. (Source: CEN website, see link above)

Last modified: February 10, 2016