Friday, May 12, 2017

Crowley Wins LNG Supply Contract in Puerto Rico

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp. said May 11 that its liquefied natural gas (LNG) services group has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply additional volumes of containerized, US-sourced LNG to a major pharmaceutical company’s manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico.

The contract, executed through Crowley’s Carib Energy LLC subsidiary, extends a 2014 contract awarded to Crowley for LNG supply for the facilities by expanding LNG services to additional plants.

The contract which includes the fuel supply and transportation of LNG from US-based liquefaction facilities to the pharmaceutical company’s plants, will be managed by Crowley’s domestic logistics team. They will coordinate over-the-road transportation of 40-foot intermodal ISO tanks, authorized by the US Department of Transportation to each carry about 10,000 gallons of LNG, to the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., shipping terminal.

Once in Jacksonville, the tanks will be loaded onto company-owned vessels departing for Puerto Rico. Upon arrival on the island, Crowley’s Puerto Rico-based logistics team will manage delivery of the LNG to the customer’s facilities. There, the LNG will be re-gasified into pipeline natural gas for boiler consumption.

“We are thrilled to enhance our relationship by growing our LNG services and volumes with this critical customer in Puerto Rico,” Crowley Vice President Greg Buffington said. “Crowley will continue to provide an uninterrupted supply chain of natural gas to the customer’s site, just as we have done since 2014.”