Crowley Wins 2nd Commercial LNG Supply Contract
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) services group has been awarded a second, multiyear contract to supply containerized, U.S.-sourced LNG to a pharmaceutical company’s manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico.
The contract, executed through Crowley’s Carib Energy subsidiary, includes the fuel supply and transportation of LNG, helping the customer yield lowered emissions and an alternative to their current fuel source, diesel. Other benefits include an uninterrupted fuel supply due to the abundance and availability of U.S.-sourced LNG.
The transportation of LNG from U.S.-based liquefaction facilities to the pharmaceutical company’s plants will be managed by Crowley’s domestic logistics team, which will coordinate over-the-road transportation of 40-foot intermodal containers authorized by the Department of Transportation to carry approximately 10,000 gallons of LNG to the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., shipping terminal. Once in Jacksonville, the containers will be loaded onto company-owned vessels departing for Puerto Rico. Upon arrival on the island, Crowley’s Puerto Rico-based logistics team will deliver the LNG to the customer’s facilities. There the LNG will be re-gasified into pipeline natural gas for boiler consumption.
“We are thrilled to now be able to provide such valuable services to another customer in the Caribbean,” said Greg Buffington, Crowley vice president. “From the sourcing and transportation to the delivery into the equipment, the entire process and LNG supply chain will be seamless for them. We look forward to playing a pivotal role in supplying a cost-efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly natural gas fuel source for our customer’s operations.”