Crowley Maritime said it has acquired 16 additional ISO tanks for its Carib Energy group that will be used to supply, transport and distribute U.S.-sourced LNG to customers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America.
The 40-foot tanks, which each holds 10,700 gallons of LNG, now feature technological improvements that increase the offload rate, allowing for faster fuel transfers to customers, the company said in a statement.
In 2014, Crowley’s Carib Energy was granted a 20-year, small-scale U.S. Department of Energy export license for the supply, transportation and distribution of LNG into non-Free Trade Agreement countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The licensing permits Crowley to export 14.6 billion cubic feet 0.04bcf/d of LNG, roughly the equivalent of 480,000 gallons, per day via 10,700 gallon ISO tanks to these regions.
Also in 2014, Crowley signed a multi-year contract with Coca-Cola Bottlers of Puerto Rico to supply containerized, U.S.-sourced LNG to two of the manufacturer’s plants in Cayey and Cidra, Puerto Rico. A major pharmaceutical company also contracted with Crowley for its LNG.
Crowley added that it continues to discuss its LNG solution with several other potential industrial customers.