Crowley loads first LNG into ISO tank container

16 April 2018

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s LNG group has successfully executed the first loading of nearly 11,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into an ISO tank container at the new Eagle LNG Partners liquefaction facility.

With the addition of the new plant, Crowley and Eagle LNG have expanded the supply and availability of LNG services to customers in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.

The plant, which is in the Maxville area of west Jacksonville, has the capacity to produce up to 200,000 gallons per day of LNG, which offers lower emissions than other fuels and has diverse industrial and commercial capabilities.

After receiving the LNG, the ISO containers are transported by truck and loaded onto vessels in Jacksonville. Crowley then provides ocean transportation and delivers the LNG to various customers in Puerto Rico and other locations in the Caribbean.

LNG from Eagle LNG's new plant also will power Crowley’s two new Commitment Class, combination container/roll-on roll-off “ConRo” ships for the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico trade.