Crowley Maritime said its LNG services group has been awarded a second, multi-year contract to supply containerized, U.S.-sourced LNG to a major 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 substantially 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 transport approximately 10,000 gallons of LNG in 40-foot intermodal containers authorized by the Department of Transportation to the company’s Jacksonville, Florida, shipping terminal where the containers will be loaded onto 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.
Crowley is also currently in negotiations with several other potential industrial customers that will soon convert to LNG.
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