The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has facilitated the move of dozens of specialty liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks through the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Owned by LNG supplier Eagle LNG Partners LLC, half of the tanks will be used to temporarily increase storage at its Jacksonville LNG bunker facility near the Talleyrand Marine Terminal, and the other half will be used for exporting LNG to the Caribbean and elsewhere.
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.
It also marks progress following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Aruban leaders and JAXPORT to grow business connections.
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“Eagle LNG is proud to be working closely with JAXPORT to increase LNG bunkering capacity at JAXPORT while also working to introduce new lower greenhouse gas emission solutions such as bio-LNG into the fuelling mix,” said Eagle LNG Director of Operations, Tim Robertson.
“Given recent world events, Eagle LNG is building upon shipments of ISO containers of LNG that we have already transferred from JAXPORT to Europe.
“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,” Robertson added.
The ISO tanks’ move to JAXPORT was coordinated by logistics and freight forwarding company JF Moran, with stevedoring services provided by terminal operator SSA Atlantic.
Local tank trucking provider, Patriot Logistics, transported the tanks to Eagle LNG’s Maxville LNG Facility in North Jacksonville.
Earlier in the year, JAXPORT secured complete funding for a vital project to raise the Fulton Cut Crossing powerlines near Blount Island Marine Terminal.
More recently, the port issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a long-term lease of up to 79 acres of industrial property on JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal.