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ect, And that continues Eagle LNG’s success in using small-scale ered cruise ships, including three new LNG Disney ships will be

LNG trains to supply bunkering to the marine industry and small berthed at Port Canaveral.

scale LNG cargoes to markets in the Caribbean. Carnival Group, MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise

Eagle LNG operates a liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville Lines have placed orders for LNG fueled ships. Disney has or- able to produce 200,000 gallons a day and a holding facility at dered three and Carnival Group has seven LNG-powered vessels

Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The plant and storage facility serves on order. Royal Caribbean Cruises placed orders for two LNG and

Crowley Maritime. Eagle is also building an LNG production and fuel cell powered vessels to be built on a prototype platform. On storage facility near the Blount Island Terminal. June 5, 2017, MSC Cruises announced its order of four 200,000- “Our customers, and potential clients, join us in being encour- ton LNG-fueled cruise ships. The cruise ship orders are expected aged that FERC has released the DEIS ahead of schedule. It to be delivered between 2020 and 2026 and will certainly bring moves us considerably closer to meeting our goal of expanding the Port of Miami and Port Everglades into the LNG realm.

clean burning, domestic, and affordable LNG supply for marine Responding to regulatory pressures and readily available cheap bunkering and for small-scale LNG projects in the Caribbean. LNG supplies, industry built the necessary infrastructure to fa-

Once completed, the Jacksonville Export Facility will be the low- cilitate the next wave of technology on the water. That wave isn’t est cost source of small-scale LNG available for our marine bun- coming, however; it’s already here.

kering and power generation clients,” said Sean Lalani, President of Eagle LNG Partners.

Rick Eyerdam

The Author is an award winning journalist and editor. Formerly, he was

Canaveral’s Prospective LNG Fleet

Editor of Florida Shipper Magazine. Additionally, he was

Executive Director of the Miami River Marine Group and

Shell Global announced in September 2016, it had signed a

Captain of the Port of the Miami River. He is a graduate of supply agreement with Carnival to supply LNG to fuel two of the

Florida State University with majors in English and Govern- world’s largest passenger cruise ships, the frst of which will be ment. His articles have appeared in myriad shipping maga- zines and newspapers since 1970.

home ported at Port Canaveral. Later as many as four LNG pow- 31


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