JAXPORT completes its 1st ship-to-ship LNG bunkering of foreign-flagged vessel
JAX LNG and TOTE Services have recently completed their first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship-to-ship bunkering at the Jacksonville Port Authority for a foreign-flagged vessel.
Crews loaded 1,800 cubic meters (450,000 gallons) of LNG from North America's first LNG bunker barge, the Clean Jacksonville, at JAXPORT's Blount Island Marine Terminal, to the LNG-powered vehicle carrier, Siem Confucius.
JAX LNG partnered with TOTE Services to use the Clean Jacksonville in preparation for the bunkering, while also receiving approval from the US. Coast Guard to carry out the bunkering during all potential conditions of cargo loading.
The Clean Jacksonville maneuvered alongside Siem Confucius after loading at the JAX LNG facility to perform the milestone fuel transfer, JAXPORT said in its statement.
Siem Confucius's 7,500-car capacity and its sister ship, Siem Aristotle, are Liberian-Registered and regularly call on JAXPORT to unload new Volkswagen Group of America cars and SUVs from the plant.
The Clean Jacksonville is run by TOTE Services and has successfully completed more than 150 bunkering operations for TOTE's Marlin class vessels, the world's first container ships fuelled by LNG.
Maritime Business World