JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Contractors at JAXPORT have securely fastened two, 260-ton cryogenic 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. Highly trained stevedores from port partner Seaonus loaded the tanks onto a specialty 26-axle trailer for transport to their permanent location on the terminal.
Owned by Eagle LNG, the tanks will provide greener, more environmentally friendly fuel to Crowley’s Commitment Class ships, which are among the world’s first combination Container-Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships powered by LNG, under construction for the Puerto Rico trade lane.
Jacksonville is leading the clean fuel revolution with JAXPORT tenants investing millions in ships and equipment as pioneers in the use of LNG as a preferred fuel source for the maritime industry.