Eagle LNG and Crowley celebrate landmark LNG bunkering

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Eagle LNG carried out landmark LNG bunkering to Crowley ConRo El Coquí .

Eagle LNG Partners (Eagle LNG) and Crowley Maritime on Friday celebrated the 100th bunkering of a Crowley LNG fueled ConRo at Eagle’s Port of Jaxonville, Fla., Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station.

Eagle LNG says it has delivered on its weekly LNG bunkering commitment to Crowley regardless of COVID-19 constraints or shipping challenges.

“Since March, our operations staff have continued working with Crowley’s ship management teams to maintain safe bunkering of their ships, MV Taíno and MV El Coquí, while adhering to public health guidelines. This is a testament to the operating procedures we developed together in the spirit of partnership to keep cargo moving,” says Sean Lalani, president of Eagle LNG. “With multiple layers of safety and environmental precautions in place, we have safely surpassed 100 bunkering events. Eagle LNG is proud of the safety practices jointly created with the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, Crowley and JAXPORT – practices that are now a standard for others in the LNG industry.”

“This milestone represents the result of collaboration, hard work and dedication to safety and reliability of our mariners, the men and women of Crowley, Eagle LNG, VT Halter Marine, U.S. Coast Guard, JAXPORT and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department,” said Crowley Vice President Cole Cosgrove, head of the global ship management group. “We committed ourselves to ensuring these ships and our communities can leverage the benefits of cleaner energy and maximize service to our customers and partners. The achievement today signifies the ongoing commitment to long-term, environmentally sustainable ocean shipping between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.”

Eagle LNG Talleyrand, which provides on-site storage for over 500,000 gallons of LNG, has successfully delivered over 30 million gallons, or almost 50,000 metric tons, over the last 100 bunkering activities to Crowley’s two Jones Act Commitment Class combination container/roll-on roll-off (ConRo) ships, which provide ocean transportation of dry, refrigerated and vehicle cargoes.

“With more than a billion dollars in LNG investments in the Northeast Florida region, JAXPORT partners are pioneers in the use of LNG as a clean fuel and a cargo type,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green. “As the use of LNG expands globally, our community continues to benefit from the environmental advantages, new business, jobs and other opportunities that come with being a global leader in the clean fuel revolution.”

Eagle LNG is also moving forward on a new larger, on-water liquefaction plant and terminal in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville LNG Export Facility, capable of producing 1.0 MTPA with 45,000 cu.m or almost 12 million gallons of storage.
Eagle LNG is a privately held and operated portfolio company of The Energy & Minerals Group. Eagle LNG provides affordable, efficient and clean burning energy. It develops small-scale LNG fueling solutions for marine industries as well as power generation in the Caribbean and Latin America. Eagle LNG is based in Houston, Texas.

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