Jaxport's LNG Bunkering Facility is Ready to Work

Published Apr 12, 2017 6:22 PM by The Maritime Executive

[Brief] Contractors at Jaxport, the port of Jacksonville, Florida, have fastened two 260-ton liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks onto their foundations at Crowley Maritime Corporation’s new shore-side fueling facility on Talleyrand Marine Terminal.

The tanks arrived at Talleyrand aboard the BBC Chartering vessel Moonstone from Hamburg, Germany. Stevedores from port partner Seaonus loaded the tanks onto a specialty 26-axle trailer for transport to their permanent location on the terminal.

The tanks will provide greener, more environmentally friendly fuel to Crowley’s two Commitment-Class ships, which are among the world's first combination Container-Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships powered by LNG. The first of the vessels, the El Coquí, is expected to enter service in the second half of this year, with sister ship Taíno following in the first half of 2018.