The first shipment of LNG to overseas markets was made more than 50 years ago. Since then, more than 33,000 LNG carrier voyages have covered more than 241 million kilometres – the equivalent of more than 6,000 trips around the earth without significant incident (source: The International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas).

State-of-the-art LNG carriers will service Aurora LNG. These tankers are double-hulled, with more than two metres of empty space or water between the hulls and the cargo tanks to prevent leakage or rupture in the event of an incident. LNG carriers are equipped with sophisticated leak detection technology, emergency shutdown systems, advanced radar and positioning systems, and numerous other technologies designed to ensure the safe and secure transport of LNG.

The Aurora LNG marine terminal, as well as marine access to the facility, falls within the jurisdiction of the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA). The PRPA operates under the Canada Marine Act and the Port Authority Operations and Regulations, and manages all waters of Prince Rupert Harbour. .