The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions LLC (CLEANCOR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling solutions to customers within the port.
CLEANCOR will work with Port NOLA to help provide LNG to Port customers and marine operators in Port NOLA’s jurisdiction.
Port NOLA will provide CLEANCOR with data, logistics expertise, customer contacts, as well as introductions and marketing support.
CLEANCOR will work to educate Port NOLA customers and other local stakeholders regarding the environmental and financial benefits of LNG bunkering.
In collaboration with Port NOLA, CLEANCOR will develop options for infrastructure development that integrate into Port NOLA’s long-range planning.
Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO Port NOLA, commented, “We are pleased to partner on this MoU with CLEANCOR to ensure we provide Port NOLA tenants and customers with the best options for the most efficient and effective operations.
“LNG paves the way of the future and provides a suitable and sustainable fuel source for the diverse cargo operations on our terminals and in our jurisdiction.”
CLEANCOR will also provide options for LNG bunkering that are compatible with forecasted customer demand and collaborate with Port NOLA to obtain Federal, state, and other authorisations and permits needed to develop the required infrastructure and operations.
A proposed expansion of the Port NOLA complex with the addition of an international container terminal in St. Bernard Parish opens opportunity for new businesses and industries as well as fuel source options.
Jeff Woods, CEO at CLEANCOR, added, “CLEANCOR is proud to partner with the Port of New Orleans on the development of LNG bunkering infrastructure.
“Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of low carbon fueling solutions and this constitutes an exciting opportunity to not only advance the region’s first such project, but also to contribute to the decarbonisation of the maritime sector.”