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Jaxport boosts LNG storage and bunkering capacity

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Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has facilitated the move of dozens of liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks, owned by LNG supplier Eagle LNG Partners, through the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.

According to Eagle LNG, half of the tanks will be used to temporarily increase storage at its Jacksonville LNG bunker facility and the other half will be used for exporting LNG to the Caribbean and other locations.

Eagle LNG said the tanks bound for the Caribbean mark the company’s progression toward replacing petroleum with natural gas for power generation to several islands, including Aruba, as well as progress following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Aruban leaders and Jaxport to grow business connections.

The company noted that ISO tanks’ move to Jaxport was coordinated by logistics and freight forwarding company JF Moran, with stevedoring services provided by terminal operator SSA Atlantic.

 “As the global fleet of LNG-powered maritime vessels increases, the demand for LNG bunkering and larger LNG bunkers is growing. Also, given recent world events, Eagle LNG is building upon shipments of ISO containers of LNG that we have already transferred from Jaxport to Europe,” said Eagle LNG Director of Operations Tim Robertson.

“The addition of these new ISO containers enables Eagle LNG to continue to deliver on its promise of replacing dirty petroleum fuels for power generation in the Caribbean, including in Aruba, while supporting new container delivery routes from Jaxport to points in the Caribbean and Europe.”

 “Jacksonville is a global leader in the use and development of LNG due to the strength of our port partners. We are pleased to have an efficient transportation network that can grow our capabilities and further the use of LNG as a clean marine fuel,” commented Jaxport Director of Specialty Cargoes Rick Schiappacasse

Jaxport, serves as a hub for LNG expansion and development for the shipping industry, and according to Eagle LNG, is the only US East Coast port to offer on-dock and near-dock LNG fueling capabilities.