The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has facilitated the transfer of dozens of specialty LNG storage tanks owned by Eagle LNG by way of the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Owned by LNG provider Eagle LNG Companions LLC, half of the tanks will likely be used to quickly enhance storage at its Jacksonville LNG bunker facility close to the Talleyrand Marine Terminal, and the opposite half will likely be used for exporting LNG to the Caribbean and elsewhere.
The tanks sure for the Caribbean mark the corporate’s development towards changing petroleum with pure gasoline for energy era to a number of islands, together with Aruba. It additionally marks progress following a memorandum of understanding between Aruban leaders and JAXPORT to develop enterprise connections. LNG development serves for example of a enterprise connection mutually benefitting each areas.
“As the worldwide fleet of LNG powered maritime vessels will increase, the demand for LNG bunkering and bigger LNG bunkers is rising. Additionally, given latest world occasions, Eagle LNG is constructing upon shipments of ISO containers of LNG that we have now already transferred from JAXPORT to Europe. Eagle LNG is proud to be working intently with JAXPORT to extend LNG bunkering capability at JAXPORT whereas additionally working to introduce new decrease greenhouse gasoline emission options, similar to bio-LNG, into the fuelling combine,” mentioned Eagle LNG Director of Operations, Tim Robertson. “The addition of those new ISO containers permits Eagle LNG to proceed to ship on its promise of changing soiled petroleum fuels for energy era within the Caribbean, together with in Aruba, whereas supporting new container supply routes from JAXPORT to factors within the Caribbean and Europe.”
As demand for LNG continues to develop, JAXPORT has served as a hub for LNG enlargement and growth for the delivery trade and is the one US East Coast port to supply on-dock and near-dock LNG fuelling capabilities.
“Jacksonville is a worldwide chief within the use and growth of LNG because of the power of our port companions,” added JAXPORT Director of Specialty Cargoes, Rick Schiappacasse. “We’re happy to have an environment friendly transportation community that may develop our capabilities and additional using LNG as a clear marine gas.”
The ISO tanks’ transfer to JAXPORT was coordinated by logistics and freight forwarding firm JF Moran, with stevedoring providers supplied by terminal operator SSA Atlantic. Native tank trucking supplier, Patriot Logistics, transported the tanks to Eagle LNG’s Maxville LNG Facility in North Jacksonville.
“It is these partnerships that enable JF Moran to offer our shoppers with door-to-door service,” commented JF Moran CEO and President, Betty Robson. “This cargo is consultant of the whole provide chain, starting with the producer abroad, adopted by JF Moran offering the shopper with visibility on the cargo, ensuing within the items arriving at JAXPORT. There was lots of coordination with our abroad brokers to facilitate the cargo of the tanks as quickly because the manufacturing was full, clearing Customs at each origin and vacation spot, coordinating the trucking, and all the small print required to streamline the logistics course of for our shopper.”
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