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LNG: BUNKERS & INFRASTRUCTURE tem is used to supply the LNG fuel to the engine. changeably on LNG or marine diesel fuel.

Entering service in late 2015 and early 2016 respectively, the Wartsila Ship Design engineered the ships in conjunction with

Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe frst used an innovative truck-to- Crowley subsidiary Jensen Maritime, a leading Seattle-based na- ship bunkering operation. Barge-to-ship LNG bunkering from val architecture and marine engineering frm. The new double-

Clean Jacksonville began in 2018 after elaborate regulatory re- hulled ConRo ships have been designed to maximize the carriage view and because of the partnership with JAX LNG. of 102-inch-wide containers, which offer the most cubic cargo ca-

TOTE Maritime worked with a number of partners to develop pacity in the trade. The ships are 219.5 meters long, 32.3 meters the state-of-the-art operations that are currently in use at the Port wide (beam), have a deep draft of 10 meters, and an approximate of Jacksonville. In addition to JAX LNG, TOTE has collaborated deadweight capacity of 26,500 metric tons. with the United States Coast Guard, specifcally Sector Jackson- Crowley says cargo capacity is approximately 2,400 TEUs ville and the Liquefed Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise; (20-foot-equivalent-units), with additional space for nearly 400

Jacksonville Fire Department, Port of Jacksonville, American Bu- vehicles. A wide range of container sizes and types will be ac- reau of Shipping and numerous vendors and trade associations. commodated, including 53-foot by 102-inch-wide, high-capac-

JAX LNG got its Letter of Acceptance from the United States ity containers, up to 300 refrigerated containers, and a mix of

Coast Guard (USCG) for the operation of their waterfront LNG about 400 cars and larger vehicles in the enclosed, ventilated and facility and the approval to conduct barge-to-ship LNG bunker- weather-tight Ro/Ro decks. This type of shipboard garage is of- ing operations with TOTE Maritime’s Marlin Class ships and its fered exclusively by Crowley in the trade and caters to the North

LNG barge, Clean Jacksonville. American intermodal so-called “53 foot” container model.

“TOTE Maritime is committed to safety above all else. Thanks The Commitment Class, Jones Act ships replace Crowley’s to the commitment of our partner, JAX LNG, we have developed feet of towed triple-deck barges, which had been operational strong standards for landside LNG bunkering that will continue to since the early 1970s.

be the hallmark of our barge-to-ship bunkering operations,” noted “This delivery represents another milestone in our unwavering

Peter Keller, who is both chairman of industry coalition SEA\ commitment to Puerto Rico and the Jones Act,” said Tom Crow-

LNG and executive vice president of TOTE. ley, chairman and CEO. “We have dedicated signifcant time, ef-

With the future of LNG frmly established at TOTE, Rear Ad- fort and more than $550 million, which includes these new ships, miral (USN-Ret.) Phil Greene Jr. announced his retirement from to transform our Puerto Rico shipping and logistics services to

TOTE Services effective January 4, 2019. Under Greene’s leader- world-class standards. We thank the men and women at Crowley, ship, TOTE Services emerged as a leader in liquefed natural gas VT Halter Marine and other partners, who have dedicated them- (LNG) maritime technology and expanded its portfolio of gov- selves to bringing this magnifcent new ship to life.” ernment and commercial vessels currently being managed by the The Title XI applications released by the US Maritime Admin- company, which now includes 28 vessels. istration shows that on May 30, 2014, Crowley fled an appli- cation for Title XI loan guarantee support for a requested loan amount of US$362.7 million over 25 years on an actual cost of

Crowley enters with its Commitment Class

The frst vessel of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Commit- US$414.6 million.

ment (C) Class LNG-Powered ConRo Ships was commissioned Crowley has contracted with Eagle LNG Partners to bunker the in March 2017. Crowley signed a contract with VT System’s sub- ships from a shore-side fuel depot at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand ter- sidiary, VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss for two vessels minal which is separate and distinct from the planned JAX LNG of the new Commitment (C) Class in November 2013. The total terminal at Jaxport’s Dames Point terminal. And in November of value of the contract is estimated to be $350 million. this year, Eagle LNG Partners received notice from the United

Crowley says the Commitment-class vessels; named El Co- States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it quí and Taíno are equipped with a single low-speed, dual-fueled had granted the company their draft environmental impact state-

MAN Turbo & Diesel ME-GI Main Engines. Like the Tote Mar- ment (DEIS). The draft EIS puts Eagle LNG on a clear path to a lin engines, the Crowley engines are capable of operating inter- Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Jacksonville Export Proj-

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