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Crowley acquires additional ISO tanks

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In response to high customer demand in Puerto Rico, Crowley Fuels has acquired 40 additional ISO tanks for its Caribbean group that will be used to supply, transport and distribute US-sourced LNG to customers on the island.

The addition of these tanks brings Crowley’s total equipment fleet to 75 cryogenic ISO tank containers, giving the company the capacity to ship over 20 million gal./y of LNG to customers via a world-class logistics supply chain. The new 40 ft tanks feature technological improvements that increase the offload rate, allowing for faster fuel transfers to customers.

“Adding new ISO tanks to our equipment fleet not only allows us to meet heightened customer demand in Puerto Rico, but also to continue to deliver an uninterrupted supply of LNG to the Caribbean,” said Crowley Vice President, Greg Buffington. “We are pleased to establish security of supply on the island while playing a pivotal role in offering cost-effective, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly natural gas to customers.”

The latest addition of LNG ISO containers to the Crowley fleet will ensure greater supply chain inventory security when coupled with the 520 000 gal./d of liquefaction ability and 98 million gal. of LNG storage capacity from Crowley’s partners in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Additional storage capacity in Puerto Rico is under development. The LNG supply chain will be further enhanced when Crowley deploys its new LNG-powered combination container/roll-on roll-off (ConRo) ships, which will provide faster transit to Puerto Rico, reducing the turn time of ISO tanks to customers. These ships will be fuelled from a 528 000 gal. LNG storage facility at the Crowley-leased property at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal in Jacksonville.

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